And this is what Al figured: Who doesn't want cheese on an omelet?
Legend's was busy that day. Plus, the line was crowded, with the manager making hash browns. Things didn't go as smooth as usual.
When the couple's order was plated and ready for transport, Al's pal accidentally brushed the well-done English muffins, and they dropped to the floor.
No problem, Big Al thought. No, no, he didn't put them back on the plate. He just grabbed two other English muffins and replaced them, forgetting they were supposed to be well-done.
So the waiter took the plates.
Uh-oh. Turns out a vegetarian omelet doesn't include cheese. Turns out when the lady said well-done, she wasn't ready to accept done well.
The waiter returned to the kitchen to report that the couple walked out, the woman in a huff, the man with a roll of his eyes.
The kitchen manager remains on duty, no doubt trying to please customers with particular tastes. The pal went on to adventures in Dallas. Big Al is putting out sports sections, including this very one.
No word on whatever happened to Beverlee and Howard Schnellenberger.
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