Spain’s school for waiters! Flan with élan?

August 16, 2009

Okay gentlemen, listen up. You’re all here because you were accepted at Fancypants University! Good old FU, the best school for waiters in all of Spain.

You look muy bueno in your festive outfits, with your tablecloths folded over your arms.

Now, in addition to proper order-taking, food presentation, wine-opening etc, we here at FU prepare you to entertain customers, as well.

What kind of entertainment, you ask?

Well, out that door there just behind the little-bitty guy in purple – no offense, Shrimpy – we have some farm animals. Chickens, sheep and oh yes, maybe a few pissed-off 2,000-pound steam-snorting bulls with big-ass pointed horns. Don’t worry, they’re harmless.

So let’s see, you three guys in front, head on outside and unfurl those flashy red tablecloths, and wave them at the bulls to get their attention, so we can get started.

By the way, Shrimpy, did you remember to fill out  your Next of Kin form? Oh, no special reason….

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Spanish bullfighter Miguel Angel Perera (C) waits for the start of a bullfight in Gijon August 13, 2009. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

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Bob, I get the impression you don’t like bullfighting.

Posted by Tim | Report as abusive

You know, Tim, I hadn’t thought about it much, but you could be right….

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Shrimpy looks like he’s gonna kick some bull ASS!

(either that, or he’s making a poopy in his fancy pants…)

Posted by Deep Brain Diarist | Report as abusive

Man, I feel good for the bull when he gives the matador a taste of his medicine… Probably because I am a Taurean!

Posted by HWM | Report as abusive

Actually, Shrimpy is getting the work of the Crapadors ready, so he can then complete the procedures.

Posted by M | Report as abusive