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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Service Please

Trifecta Week 22

The Trifecta Council has given the following prompt:

This week we're back to just one word but it's the third definition we're looking for and we're asking that you use it exactly as it appears below.

As always, we wish you well.


scan·dal noun \ˈskan-dəl\

1 a: discredit brought upon religion by unseemly conduct in a religious person

b: conduct that causes or encourages a lapse of faith or of religious obedience in another


2: loss of or damage to reputation caused by actual or apparent violation of morality or propriety : disgrace


3 a: a circumstance or action that offends propriety or established moral conceptions or disgraces those associated with it

b : a person whose conduct offends propriety or morality


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Service Please!

Image courtesy of MorguefilesTraining new waitresses was a pain in the ass on busy days, it made Terra wonder why she had to deal with it at all on the weekends. At least this new one, Bonnie, wasn't stupid. She'd been over in the busiest section for several hours and had not yelled for help yet, but Terra knew she would eventually. Taking cash, dealing with the fast flow of trucker activity at the counter, and the rest of the family sized booths could wear a seasoned veteran out on a Sunday.

It was half way through an eight hour shift when one of the other waitresses asked Terra to take over for Bonnie.

"Sure I will, she did pretty well considering it was her first day, and it has been a busy one."

Bonnie looked like a deer caught in headlights when Terra came around the corner to take her place. "Don't be too hard on yourself Bonnie, you've done well for your first day." Terra said. Bonnie tugged on Terra's apron, and moved toward the kitchen, away from the diners.

In a low whisper Bonnie said, "Terra, it's not that it's too busy for me, it's just that I have no idea how to handle that woman at the counter." she said as she pointed her out.

"How long has she been here?" Terra asked while she sorted out how best to deal with the situation.

"She's been here for about an hour, but it's only been the last 15 minutes she's been here like that." Bonnie squirmed.

"Okay Bonnie, go ahead into the other section and I will take care of this one." Terra said with a plan in mind.

She approached the scandal: a mid thirtyish woman. Terra was careful not to glance at her bare breasts hanging out in the open, when she told her "Maam, no shoes, no shirt, no service."


(Coffee cup image was courtesy of Morguefiles)

16 comments:

  1. Ha I loved it! That was incredibly funny!!!

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  2. Great story! I really enjoyed it! Well done. Made me smile :D

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  3. I love how it ended. Definitely not what I was expecting :)

    My only critique is that final sentence reads awkwardly...Maybe try to break it up into two sentences?

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    1. You were absolutely right Carrie, I had altered one part of it earlier without following through. Thank you! Now I think it is a bit smoother... you?

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  4. Haha! I love it. I'm glad I never had that situation come up when I used to wait tables.

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    1. I wish I could say the same ;-) hehehhe...

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  5. Reminded me of all the years I waited tables. I never had that situation but. . .

    Found you on Blogging A to Z.

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    1. Hi Jake and Terri :-) You do have a plethora of character experiences to draw from after having done so for awhile. :-)

      Thank you for stopping by from the A-Z.

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  6. OMG. Nice use of the word scandal, btw, but WOW.

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  7. HAH! Holy cow, I can just imagine the awkward horror of getting THAT on your first day of work :D
    Great punchline, I was not expecting that type of scandal at all!

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    1. Yeah, it might make a career changing moment out of her decision to do it in the first place :-)

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  8. Ha, I didn't see that coming! Hope you can join us for the weekend prompt which is already up on the site. It's community judging this weekend, so get your entry in and get voting!

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    1. I am hoping to be able to do just that! I love the Trifextra weekend prompts.

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