Rick Burgei filling in for Bob on his blog and as I was reading about a man in Mississippi who made a bet with his friends in their fantasy football league and he who placed last had to spend 24 hours in a WAFFLE HOUSE. Now part of the bet was for every waffle the said loser ate they received 1 hour off of the bet per waffle. The man only consumed 9 waffles BUT that equated to 9 less hours he had to spend at that waffle house. Not sure if anyone who reads this has ever been to a waffle style restaurant and I am sure they are amazing but I have only been to 1 and it was while I was driving a semi over the road. I was down south and won’t say which state or city or the name of the waffle restaurant but it was around 1a.m. and for a truck driver your options are very limited as to where you can grab something to eat especially when you aren’t close to a truck stop and you still have 5 hours before the factory you are going to opens up so you can unload. Now this was in the late 90’s and when I walked in there was no one at the counter and a sign said wait to be seated. So I waited and waited and waited. Finally after 10 minutes I asked if anyone was in here thinking maybe I just walked into a crime scene however out walked a guy from the kitchen with a T-shirt on that said chief cook and he was smoking a cigarette . I thought I was entering the twilight zone. The man or chef says and I quote,” What do you need”, not HELLO, How can I help you etc…. I said can I order something to eat? He holler’s ” HEYYYYYYYYY Chelsea get your butt out here”. To my amazement Chelsea was in a booth along with another waitress and some guy with a mullet and both waitresses were hugging and kissing this guy like he was some sort of a pro athlete which he was NOT. These waitresses looked like they might have been 18 years old and the guy looked to be 40-50. Chelsea as she walking up to me is fixing her waitress dress back into order and says,” Yeah what do you need”? I was dumbfounded and looked at the cook, looked at mullet man and the young waitress who was still in the booth making a BIG mistake and looked back at Chelsea who acted like I was making her life miserable by asking her to do the job she was being paid to do and said, ” Nothing, I absolutely need nothing except to wake up from this bad bad dream”. I walked out and back to my semi shaking my head and to this day I am dumb founded as to what went on. BUT I guess the lesson to be learned is if you walk into anyplace in the wee early morning hours and no one is there to great you with a happy face and a pretty smile….. RUN, run fast, run hard and don’t look back at least that’s the way I see it.