Kathy and I are friends with the organist at our church and her husband. In fact, if all four of us are at church on Saturday evening we usually end up going out for dinner after Mass. It is not unusual for dinner to last two hours. Luckily the servers at the places we pick don’t mind us sitting and talking over coffee and dessert.
There is also another couple, Jerry and Ginny, we have gotten to know at church. Although he and his wife don’t join us for dinner we sometimes see them wherever we decide to go for dinner.
As we are waiting for Bob and Rita after Mass Jerry usually asks Kathy and me where we are going for dinner and our response is that we won’t know until Bob and Rita join us. Jerry then tells us what he and Ginny plan to do.
Generally when we happen to be at the same place for dinner we kid each other about giving our bill to the other. On Saturday the six of us happened to be at Behm’s Family Restaurant in Tremont. We got there first and got our table. When Jerry and Ginny got there he came over and talked to us before sitting down. Of course we had the usual banter of giving our checks to the other.
Jerry and Ginny finished first, came over to talk before leaving, then paid their Bill and left. We were there another half hour before we were ready to settle our bill.
When Bob and went to pay the amount rung up was not the same as that was on my bill. In fact, it was $10.00 less. I questioned our server and he told us that Jerry had put $10.00 down on both Bob and Rita’s bill and Kathy’s and my bill.