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A Minor Injustice against which Pailaway Stands Up

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pailaway - (an utterly gratuitous link in the evolutionary chain)


Here's what happened. On our once-per-month trip up to Albuquerque, the missus and I stopped for lunch. We were seated and then left for dead. I was already pretty stressed out about the trip as I always am because it always involves a very trying visit with my mum - and I sensed that I was about ripe for taking out my frustrations on a hapless waitperson who only had the bad luck to ignore us at just that moment.

So, I took a deep breath to calm down and then an idea occurred to me. I stood up on my chair and then turned slowly around looking in all directions. Soon that got the attention of the hostess who looked at me with a quizzical expression. I then announced that I couldn't see any waitpersons at all anywhere. Within seconds we were attended to.

The beauty of it all was that my minor act of civil disobedience relieved all of my stress - Ms P's too as she found it all quite funny. So I was able to be completely amiable with the apologetic waiter, enjoy lunch and leave a nice tip.

The rest of the day was quite tolerable as a result.

This is something that I can unreservedly recommend for anyone to try smiley - smiley


A Minor Injustice against which Pailaway Stands Up

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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - rofl

Pailaway, the human smiley - lighthouse

smiley - rofl


A Minor Injustice against which Pailaway Stands Up

Post 3

h5ringer

smiley - rofl Way to go paily smiley - ok


A Minor Injustice against which Pailaway Stands Up

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aka Bel - A87832164

Great idea, paily. Let's hope other won't follow suit, though, or else nobody will take notice of that anymore, either. smiley - laugh


A Minor Injustice against which Pailaway Stands Up

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clzoomer- a bit woobly

smiley - applause

Great works, pailaway!

I always intended to invent a tiny flare and call it the *Hostess Notice*. That and a small key chain fob that does a *Waah, wah, wah, waaaaaah* sad trombone for ironic moments.

http://www.sadtrombone.com/

smiley - cheers


A Minor Injustice against which Pailaway Stands Up

Post 6

ITIWBS

A little demonstration of physical presence is always a better way of coping with a situation than anything more forceful if it is possible.


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