One little funny that comes to mind involved Gene
Ghetty and myself. We were in London on one of the famous tours, and
Gene and myself had gone to do some sightseeing and some shopping.
When it was time for lunch we found this bustling restaurant and
decided to park ourselves there. Soon after we sat down this waiter
comes over more or less demanding our order but
we were not quite ready plus we had some questions about the menu.
Well he was having none of that.! He didn't have
time and his attitude went down hill from there.
We were not impressed.! So in our good old simple
" Irish Showband" way we gave this guy the gears. As
you can imagine the whole situation was a bit tense. Anyway, when it
came time for the tip, we thought we would stick it to this guy
good. So we both slipped a penny under the plate as our tip. After a
wave and a gesture to the waiter that his tip was waiting for him we
made our exit.
However, we had only gone a block or so when Gene
discovered that he had left some parcels behind.
Oh Oh.!!! Now what?
So we had to trek back to the restaurant (cap
in hand ) looking for the parcels.
Guess who was saving them for us..........You
guessed it. THE WAITER!
© Malachy Kerans 2004
Irish Showbands Archive 2004