“Are you all set to order, or do you need a few more minutes?”
I say this many times a night. Mostly to people I’ve never met before, in hopes that they are ready to order and we can get the whole process rolling. Sometimes, I have to say it an additional two times at various intervals to finally get an answer. When I’m really lucky, I already know who you are. I already know what you’d like to drink, and I can list the three various dishes that you like to alternate between. And when I’m really lucky, I can predict what you’re getting at that particular moment.
My blog is pretty similar to the menus I hand out. I can guess at some of the topics that my readers would like to hear. To any close friends that might become faithful followers, I know exactly which stories will be their favorites. Ok sure, I’m cheating on that one. I already know because I’ve already told them the story and I’ve taken note of the looks on their faces. ;) I suppose they will be my test subjects, sampling any new dishes I cook up before I serve them to you. (And that’s the worst, most corny joke I will ever attempt here. I hope.)
But for many of my readers, they will be playing the role of my new customer. One who’s tastes are completely unknown to me. So please, place your order here so that I can get your food as fast as possible.
And just so you know, there is an extra charge for whipped cream.