Tag Archives: Diner

Calibration Problem

Marconi’s submarine sandwiches were already famous when the diner upgraded their kitchens. When it was done, they claimed their nanotechnology ovens recreated their traditional flavors and textures perfectly. Quincy hoped it was true. “I’ll take the Hot Six-Inch Italian,” said … Continue reading

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True Advertising

The sign in front of the diner read: Santa Claus eats here! “Cute advertising,” said Joey. “But it can’t be true.” “Whaddaya mean?” protested the diner’s owner, Craig. “He does eat here. He eats a lot in fact: 52 pancakes, … Continue reading

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A Difficult Customer

Becky the diner trainee stared at the storm cloud over the coffee cup. Gina the waitress explained, “That happens to whatever makes Jones mad.” “So…?” “The coffee is bitter.” Joe the owner handed Gina a lightning-proof coat. Becky stared at … Continue reading

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