Little known facts:
Today our schedule called for a trip to the Waffle House here in Belmont. Sherry and I make the trip maybe once a month (on a yearly average) for a Pecan Waffle.
The Waffle House isn’t quite as much fun to watch the waitresses and cooks as it once was. For years the waitress would take an order, turn around and call it out loudly to the cook/cook helper. As the order was called out an empty plate was taken out. The #of eggs (in the shell) were put on the plate, and then A grape jelly might mean grits, where a Strawberry might mean hash browns. They had more representative symbols on the plate to tell the cook what the order was, but you may get the idea.
Now they have a ‘caller-outer’ to whom the waitress gives the order to, and only one person calls out the orders. Most Waffle Houses run like an ‘oiled’ machine.
We used to go to one in Orlando, you always had to wait, but just waiting and watching the 12 people in that tight space operate was entertaining. The waitress also cleans the dishes from his/her table and puts them into a very small dishwasher.
Anyway that was the plan for today. It worked.