In the half-wakefullness of the morning, this scene from a sitcom came to me...
Bill and John are sitting at their usual coffe shop table talking about the date John went on last night...
Bill: So how did the date go?
John: Well, she cooked for me./
Bill: Not so bad...
John: She works the 7-midnight shift at the diner. (laugh)
Bill: Oh. Well how was it?
John: Well, she was only bad at two things - cooking and serving. (laugh)
Bill: How could she be bad at serving?
John: Well, you know how you usually serve food on a plate?
John: She didn't. (laugh) I'm just lucky that dish was on the same side of the planet as the food. (laugh) As it was I had to buy a new shirt after dinner. (laugh)
Bill: Well it's a nice shirt...(laugh)
John: You like it? Kinda costly but the fabric is very soft...(laugh)
Bill: It's so hard to get a good soft shirt these days. (laugh)
John: Tell me about it. (laugh)
Bill: So the night wasn't a total loss, then. (laugh)
Hey, this sitcom writing stuff ain't so hard...