It was dead at the restaurant last night. So dead that by 7:45 everyone had left and we had an empty dinning room (a rarity). Shortly after the place had cleared out, a couple comes in with their child. I tell them they are welcome to sit anywhere they like and they being scanning the dinning room for a suitable table. They pick out table 12, one of the booths, and start to sit down. The dad tells me they need a high chair and I start to walk towards the back to get one. But he stops me and asks “Is it the carpet that is making that smell”?.
I stop for a second, sniff in a big breath of air, and smell nothing. A couple sat at that same table earlier in the evening and didn’t notice anything and I certainly haven’t smelled anything foul all night. I say “I’m sorry, sir, but I don’t smell anything bad”.
He replies “Well I’m sure if I stay here for 10 minutes I will stop smelling it too”
I tell him he is welcome to move to any other table or even eat outside if he likes. He starts walking around the dining room and I again start walking to the back to fetch the high chair. Before I can get to the back, he again speaks up.
“I’m sorry, but I cannot stand this smell when I eat”
I look back and he and his wife are getting out of their chairs to leave.
“Okay” is all I bother to say.
Some people, I think, are just too strange to bother caring about.