“Table for four,” the man said to the hostess.
She smile and said, “Right this way.”
When they got to the table, he said to the hostess, “This table hasn’t been cleared or cleaned yet.”
“Take a seat and I’ll send the busboy over to remove these items and set the table up for you,” she assured him.
The man was not happy, but it was the only free table, so he and his family sat down. But after waiting five minutes, no busboy showed up. “Get up. We’re leaving and never coming back here.” He and his family left.
Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers prompt. Image credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.