Dysfunctional Wednesday- What’s For Dinner?

When my then 17 year old, Michael was getting ready for prom. It was his Junior Prom, but the GF’s Senior Prom. I told him that its customary to go out to dinner first…at least that’s how we used to do it. The boy has never gone to a sit down restaurant alone, nor has he ever paid. That’s what parents are for. So a few weeks before the big night…the questions began.

Michael: How does a restaurant work?
Me: You mean like if you run it as a business?
Michael: No, when you go eat at one. Does it cost money to just sit down at the table?
Me: Nooooo….you pay for whatever you order and the tip.
Michael: So like $30?
Me: I’m thinking more.
Michael: Well, how much do pancakes cost?
Me: Please don’t tell me your taking poor Brandy to Ihop for prom?!
Michael Noooooo! How about Olive Garden?
Me: You’re getting warmer.

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