Restaurant in the Earthquake

Alexis sent me this amusing note about the earthquake:

I went for lunch at the local Indian restaurant. It’s in a new building, so they didn’t suffer any damage (not even broken glasses). The story told by the waitress was kinda funny, though – one of the cooks said, “Ok, I’m turning on the dishwashing machine now” and just as he hit the button, the earthquake started. Apologising for the violent shaking, he turned it off again—but of course the shaking didn’t stop. Then they panicked. Pushing the waitress out of the way (she showed me her injured wrist) and dashing out the door, one cook ran North and the other cook ran South. Anyway, now the restaurant is doing unusually brisk Sunday lunch business (and serving a lot of beer).

2005-03-19

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