A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 08, 2018
“Table’s not ready. Can you wait?"/"OK."/"Great! Take these plates to table six, then.”

A restaurant joke—where “waiting” can mean two different things—was posted on Twitter by Sickipedia_Feed on March 24, 2012:

In a restaurant
“Hi. is my table ready?”
“Not yet sir. Do you mind waiting?”
“No, that’s ok”
“Great, take these to table six then”



Twitter
Timmy Tour
@TimmyTour
In a restaurant “Hi. is my table ready?” - “Not yet sir. Do you mind waiting?” - “No, that’s ok” - “Great, take these to table six then”
6:29 PM - 24 Mar 2012

Twitter
Sickipedia_Feed
@Sickipedia_Feed
In a restaurant
“Hi. is my table ready?”
“Not yet sir. Do you mind waiting?”
“No, that’s ok”
“Great, take the… http://bit.ly/H33Ugr
6:52 PM - 24 Mar 2012

Twitter
Jason Gould
@Jason_Gould123
In a restaurant
“Hi. is my table ready?”
“Not yet sir. Do you mind waiting?”
“No, that’s ok”
“Great, take these to table six then”
1:08 AM - 25 Mar 2012

27 March 2012, The Sun (London, UK), “Have a Laugh!,” pg. 15:
TODAY, I walked into a restaurant.

“Hi, is my table ready?” “No, not yet Sir. Do you mind waiting?” “No, that’s okay.” “Great, take these to table six then.”

Reddit—Jokes
Today, I walked into a restaurant.
submitted December 17, 2013 by Ohlala-
“Hi, is my table ready?”
“No, not yet sir. Do you mind waiting?”
“No, that’s okay.”
“Great, take these salads to table six then.”

Twitter
Bob Kostic
@causticbob
Today, I walked into a restaurant.
“Hi, is my table ready?”
“No, not yet sir. Do you mind waiting?”
“No, that’s okay.”
“Great, take these plates to table six then.”
5:03 PM - 8 May 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Coffeehouses/Food Stores • Tuesday, May 08, 2018 • Permalink