The Friday Funny – The Spare Spoon

Each Friday in the 3BA Bigshow you can join PT and Brett Mac as they “try” and put a smile on your dial with the Friday Funny thanks to Happy Horse Produce on LaTrobe Street in Delacombe.

If you happen to miss it, don’t worry, this page will be published with the Friday Funny for you get a laugh out of yourself and for you to pass on to others.

So, without further ado, here’s the story of the “waiter and the spoon”.


Last week, I took some friends out to a new restaurant, and noticed that the waiter who took our order carried a spoon in his shirt pocket.  It seemed a little strange.

But, then I looked around and saw that all the staff had spoons in their pockets.

When the waiter came back to serve our soup I asked, “Why the spoon?” “Well, “he explained, “the restaurant’s owners hired MacDonald Consulting to revamp all our processes. After several months of analysis, they concluded that the spoon was the most frequently dropped piece of cutlery. It represents a drop frequency of approximately 3 spoons per table per hour. If our staff are better prepared, we can reduce the number of trips back to the kitchen and save 15 man-hours per shift.

Now, as luck would have it, I dropped my spoon and he 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.”

I also happen to noticed that there was a string hanging out of the waiter’s zip on his trousers. And, looking around, I noticed that all the waiters had the same string hanging from their flies.

So, before he walked off, I asked the waiter, “Excuse me, but can you tell me why you have that string right there?” “Oh, certainly!” Then he lowered his voice saying, “Not everyone is so observant.

That consulting firm I mentioned also found out that we can save time in the rest-room. By tying this string around you know what, we can take it out without touching it and eliminate the need to wash our hands, shortening the time spent in the rest-room by 76.39 per cent.”

Which then begged the question! “So, 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.”