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Overheard at the Thanksgiving buffet


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Overheard at the Thanksgiving buffet

jillp | Nov 28, 2008 04:00 PM

Thanksgiving is jackp's absolute favorite holiday but this year his 90-year-old stepmother decided that she'd make reservations at a local restaurant for their Thanksgiving buffet, so we acquiesced. After all, the woman is 90 - if she wants to eat at a restaurant, let her eat at a restaurant.

At the beginning of the long string of buffet tables there was a nice set-up of smoked salmon, horseradish and assorted accoutrements. Just after that came a quite decent cheese table. On the first pass at the salmon set-up, jackp heard one Hoosier say to another, "Oh, look! Smoked salmon!" The other diner said, "They didn't cook it."

On a later trek through the cheese offerings, jackp overheard a parent cautioning a young child because some of the cheeses "had mold on 'em."

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