A man once visits a popular restaurant which is busy all the time
He was ordering the food and he noticed that his waiter carried a spoon in his pocket.
It seemed a little strange. Then he looked around and saw that all the staff had a spoon in their pockets.
He asked his waiter, “Why the spoon?”
“Well,” he explained, “the restaurant’s management found out that spoon was the most frequently dropped utensil. It has a drop frequency of
approximately 3 spoons per table per hour. If our personnel are better
prepared, we can reduce the number of trips back to the kitchen and save 2 man-hours per shift.”
As luck would have it, he dropped his spoon and the waiter was able to replace it with his spare. “
I’ll get another spoon next time I go to the kitchen instead of making an extra trip to get it right now.” said the waiter.
The man was impressed. He also noticed that there was a string hanging out of the waiter’s fly.
Looking around, he noticed that all the waiters had the same string hanging from their flies.
So before the waiter walked off, he asked the waiter,
“Excuse me, but can you tell me why you have that string right there?”
“Oh, certainly!” Then the waiter lowered his voice.
“The management also found out that we can save time in the restroom by tying this string to our
, we can pull it out without touching it and eliminate the need to wash our hands,
shortening the time spent in the restroom by 45 percent.” The man asked “After you get it out, how do you put it back?”
“Well,” he whispered, “I don’t know about the others, but I use the spoon.”