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128. The Wedding (2)
The next day, Harlan called Nevin to thank
for coming to the wedding. “By the way,
was your steak?” he asked. “Ernie told me
steak was tough, and so did several others.”
was tough,” Nevin said. “It looked and smelled
, but it was tough. I needed a steak
, because my butter knife wasn’t working out. But
didn’t have any steak knives on the table.
guess that’s part of our war against terrorists.
, I ate about a fourth of it, and
the rest on the plate. Janelle's was a
tough, too. She switched it for salmon.”
on. “Also, as you probably know, the only
was busted. It had an out of order
on it. One of the two soap dispensers
the men’s room was completely empty of soap.
the plus side, the wait staff served the
without coughing on it or getting their fingers
over the plates or glasses. And they always
sir, ma’am, please, thank you, and you’re welcome.
, perhaps most important to me, I never had
ask to have my coffee cup refilled.”
Nevin to write a letter to the Cowfish
how tough his steak was, and about the
negatives he had just mentioned. Nevin asked how
Harlan was hoping to get refunded. “Well, I
they’re going to get four or five complaint
. If they don’t refund me at least $2,000,
'll tell them that I’m going to hire a
“Well, I hope the rest of the evening
better than the dinner,” Nevin said.
Harlan. “I was online all last night and
a great deal on a cruise to Panama.
’ll save 50 percent if we go during the
season and if we take the cabin nearest
the engine room, so I signed us up.”