Waiter places a small salad in front of Betty.
Betty: I didn’t order a salad.
Waiter: It comes with the meal. (The waiter puts a larger salad in front of Sarah.) The Chef’s Special Salad for you.
Sarah: I didn’t know you get a free salad with your meal.
Betty: Neither did I. The lettuce is crisp. It’s a good salad.
Sarah: He should have told me when I ordered the Special Salad.
Betty: Maybe he thought you knew.
Sarah: You’re getting that for free. I’m paying $6.95 for the same salad only bigger.
Betty: You have a mixture of lettuces, I have only iceberg. You also have large slices of Parmigiano cheese.
Sarah: He should have told me. It’s his job. A good waiter would have told me.
Betty: What are those little black things in your salad, black beans?
Sarah: Six raisins. I’m paying 50¢ apiece for each raisin.
Betty: What do you care? Your husband left you very well off.
Sarah: It’s the principle. He should have told me. Do you like your salad dressing?
Betty: It’s okay, a little too much vinegar.
Sarah: Mine too. We both have the same salad dressing. You got yours for free.
Betty: So what? You got six wedges of tomato. I got one grape tomato.
Sarah: The tomatoes aren’t ripe. $6.95 for insipid pastel-pink tomatoes.
Betty: Why are you so upset about this salad thing?
Sarah: He should have told me.
Betty: So, don’t tip him. Write a note on the check about the salad. They’ll probably take it off the bill.
Sarah: That was very wrong not to tell me. He should have said, “You get a small salad with your meal.”
Betty: He should have.
Sarah: He was trying to get a bigger tip by not telling me I could get the salad for free.
Betty: Come on, that would only increase his tip by $ .69. What’s wrong with you tonight?
Sarah: It’s the principle. It is his job to tell me I get a free salad. What time does this place close tonight?
Sarah: I’m coming back to let the air out of his tires.