248: “There Is No Spoon”28 July, 2011
Have you noticed that spoons are disappearing from restaurant tables? Not stolen, mind you (who would steal a spoon?) but never provided in the first place. Even many mid-price restaurants no longer provide spoons, unless you order soup. See that delicious sauce? Wouldn’t be wonderful to finish it? Try scooping it up with a fork. Yeah. It can be no coincidence that Google Maps’ symbol for dining establishments is a knife and fork — no spoon. Well, I have one of those “sporks” and I carry it with me for just such emergencies. It is bright yellow. Perhaps a waiter will see and be suitably shamed.