Here's a funny story from my journal on this day July 7, 2006 ...
So I go with [a friend] to Four Chefs restaurant tonight ...
I love all of the food there; particularly their soups. I have to order a cup, no matter what kind they're serving. The menu says
"Soup Du Jour $1.99 cup / $3.49 bowl"
A new, first hour on the job waitress comes up to our table and I order a French Dip sandwich and ask ...
"What is your soup for today?"
Waitress: "Soup Du Jour"
Me: "I know, but what is it?"
Waitress: "Soup Du Jour, it's really good."
Me: "I LOVE your soups but what kind of soup is served today?"
Waitress: "It's called soup du jour it's like a creamy corn chowder"
Me: "Ah, ok, it's corn chowder."
Waitress: "Well, they call it soup du jour here. I always called it corn chowder. My grandma used to make the best."
(I gave up at this point trying to argue or understand)
We laughed at the table for a bit.
One of the chefs came out with our soup ...
Chef: "Here's your soup of the day, it's chicken corn chowder. I'm sorry, but you were our new waitress's first customer and I guess I just assumed she knew that we changed our soup of the day."
Me: "We were like who's on first there for a while - I felt like Costello saying, "I know it's soup du jour Abbott, but what kind is it?"
I left her a cash tip of 25%
In the field on the credit card receipt I put
" See your cash
___du jour on table___"