Peculiar Phone Call

February 4, 2016

in Illness/Medical Stories

One day last summer I was working as usual at a seafood themed restaurant/pub. Being responsible for the place when the owner isn’t there, I carry the restaurant’s phone with me while I work.

It was after the lunch rush when I get a phone call from a customer who ate at the restaurant a few days ago. It’s not unusual for us to get phone calls about reservations. We don’t put reservations on tables, but people sometimes call in advance if they’re with a large group. Anyway, I thought it was one of those calls, so I had already prepared a paper and a pen to write the order down. Nope, it wasn’t one of those calls.

The customer called and asked how often we clean our tables. To be precise, the tables that stand outdoors. I said we clean them off several times a day, and ask why the customer is wondering this. She said that her young daughter had gotten ill after licking – yes licking – on one of the tables, and she wanted to talk to the owner. I told her I would give the owner her phone number so he could call her when he had the time to do so. She agreed to that and not much more was said.

As promised, I gave the owner the phone number and told him about the incident that the customer called about. He, along with myself and everyone else who works there, found it odd. After all, who lets a kid lick on a table that you know stands outside 24/7 during the summer season.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

teverton February 5, 2016 at 7:56 pm

Invariably followed by, "And what do you intend to give me for free to make up for it?"


Amber May 6, 2016 at 3:50 pm

Kids do gross things. Some of which make them sick.


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