Once upon a time, in a land far far away, there was a man who decided to open a restaurant (let’s call him Bob). His food was good, business was picking up, and he started to build some sort of a customer base.
One day, a new customer came. He ordered the signature chicken satay. His food was served in 10 minutes.
After 15 minutes or so, the customer called for the bill. The server saw that the plate of satay was practically untouched, except for that little saucer of pickled marinade. So the server immediately notified Bob. Concerned that the new customer was unhappy with the food, Bob immediately approached the new customer.
Bob: Is everything alright, sir?
Customer: Oh, yes, excellent! I love this dish of yours. You make an excellent pickle! You know what? I make a pretty good pickle too in my restaurant, but I use the AAA brand of vinegar. You should try it too, it will bring your pickle to the next level!
Bob: Oh… That’s nice to hear. Thanks!
So that new customer left. Bob was perplexed. Why did the customer order satay but not eat it and praised the pickle which is a side dish instead? Still, he noted that the customer is another restaurateur, and possibly a more experienced one, it was nice to be commended by a fellow restaurateur.
The next day, that same customer came again. This time he ordered a pepperoni pizza.
Again, shortly after his food was served, he called for the bill. Again, the pizza was left intact. The server noticed that there was no herb leaves on the pizza. The server immediately alerted the kitchen and Bob again. Bob thought maybe that customer disliked the pizza because of the missing herbs, so he went to the customer again. When the customer saw Bob coming, he gave a very brilliant smile to him.
Customer: Good job with the pizza, man. Those basil leaves were pretty good! I polished them all! Good job!
And that customer left, again. Bob was really perplexed now. He could not understand what was happening at all…
The next day, the customer came again. This time he orders a lobster and shrimp combo. The seafood platter was served with some broccoli and rice on the side, with a wedge of lemon.
As they had prior experience, this time the server notified Bob of this customer’s return, and he watched the customer closely. This time, the customer took only the few pieces of broccoli, and then called for the bill. The only thought in Bob’s head at this point of time was: Is this guy for real??
This time, because Bob was watching from afar, he noticed that a few other customers from the surrounding table also saw that the lobster and shrimps were untouched and they began whispering to one another. Some asked for the servers, requesting to return their own orders of lobster. In fact, the customer sitting closest to Bob asked him: What’s wrong with the lobster? Is it bad?
After reassuring this other customer, Bob went to that customer again.
Customer: Your lobster dish is so very amazing. I mean, those broccoli, wow! I’ve almost never eaten better, except for the ones in my own restaurant! Thumbs up, excellent work!
Sh*t! This singular customer is affecting his other customers. He better do something about it.
The next day, when the customer tried to get into the restaurant, he was stopped by the hostess who informed him that the restaurant is already fully booked.
The next day, he came again and was given the same response.
The next day, he came yet again, and was given yet the same response.
He never came back after that, and Bob and his staff and his customers lived happily ever after.
– THE END –
I got kind of bored today, so I decided to spontaneously and randomly write a fictional story to show off even more food items that I have had before. How do you like this story which took 30 minutes from conceptualization to publishing on the blog?