(face distorted to avoid litigation by you know who)
Remember Lucky Schmuck from my previous post here in corkagefeesbc?
Well, I just couldn’t help but revisit the restaurant where this guy is the king, prince, or queen, if you like, of the place. He’s the one that used to be a common waiter and ended up buying the establishment after receiving a sizeable inheritance. Well, his employees can’t say enough about that guy. In fact some of them would have left the place long ago after he took over, except they would miss all the weird, over-the-top comments this guy makes when he’s showing off his incredible knowledge of wine. Remember, he made himself the restaurant’s sommelier right after he became boss. And what a sommelier he is. In fact he’s the best wine expert in Vancouver, or maybe even BC, according to him.
Anyhow, the latest tid bit I got from one of his waitresses was quite interesting and caused some tension between he and one of his waiters. The waiter in question is quite quick-witted and is a struggling actor. He played the young Larry Lipshitz in the movie “Mister L, King of Bagels” written and produced by Mr. L himself. Never heard of it? Me neither until he told me about it.
So one day a group of four ladies came in after their yoga class for a late lunch. These ladies are always trying to impress each other in one way or the other. One of them decided that this day she had reason to celebrate and ordered up a nice bottle of wine from her favourite young waiter (you know, the guy that played……..never mind). It wasn’t uncommon for the customers to order wine from the waiter or waitress when “Lucky Schmuck” was busy. But you had to make sure that our king of sommeliers was in fact busy and couldn’t serve in this most important role, especially with v.i.p. customers such as these ladies were.
Our sommelier wanna-be messed up big time according to L.S.
I guess he got carried away bragging with the ladies about his acting skills and then started giving advice on which wine was best suited for the food that they were ordering. And then it happened. The ladies were listening intently just as “Lucky Schmuck” walked past. And that’s when he told the waiter to clean off a table as he took over with the wine order. Not just clean off the dishes, but check to see if anyone has stuck gum under the table and clean that off too. This was his way of saying…., well, you know “(something) you”
Talk about strange timing, coincidence, whatever.
Just as our young waiter was approaching to ask the boss a question, one of the ladies got up, turned around and bent over to pick up something that she dropped. She must have been the first one in Vancouver to discover the “faulty” yoga pants that had been introduced to the local stores that very morning. The ones that ended up being recalled. Our wanna-be actor/sommelier was probably the second one. And what a discovery it was. You could say the timing was bad, good, or as I say, incredible. Our young waiter was so distracted, he didn’t realize that the boss was describing a particular wine as being too sheer. All he heard was “too sheer”. The actor came out in him as he blurted out in a very dramatic way “there’s no such thing as too sheer”. Of course mister Lucky Schmuck didn’t share the same point of view. I mean literally, as he had his back to the bent-over yoga enthusiast.
So, although our king of sommeliers was somewhat ticked off with the comment, he eventually relented and accepted the fact that his waiter had just experienced what can only be described as sheer delight on this occasion.
thanks again for visiting and keeping you amused (hopefully) as I continue to update my database on corkage fee news in Vancouver and BC
yours truly, the Pittstreetboy and
btw if I had the resources I would buy up all of those “faulty” yoga pants and re-brand them as Sheer Experience yoga pants, designed especially for co-ed yoga classes. But hey, that’s just me.