Same table, different worlds

(eating dinner with James in New Orleans)

Waitress: Your oysters are coming right out. They’re taking awhile because they’re opened by hand.

James (waits for waitress to walk away): How else do you open them? By machine?

Me (seriously): By otter, of course.

James (ignoring me):  I think there IS a machine. I would like to see how that works.  When I get back I’m going to Youtube oyster-opening machine.

Me (shaking head sadly): Those poor otters never get to eat their work, it just gets yanked away. They should start an otter-union.

(the subject finished, both of us continue eating in amiable silence)

 

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