Defective Jeans

When I moved to Colorado, I took a job as a server at Gunther Toody’s. I lasted one week.

Why such a short-lived serving career, you ask? The answer to that question is two-fold.

Reason one: Three days into my training, I was tested on the menu. One of the questions was Explain the difference between Marilyn Fries and Elvis fries. I wrote, “Elvis fries can only be filmed from the waist up.”

I thought that was hilarious.

My trainer disagreed.

And reason two: Black jeans.

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