The Poor Man and Truffles Restaurant

  03 Jan 2017

Old Samuel was a very poor tailor whose shop, in Redbridge, Essex, England, was next door to a very upmarket French restaurant – Truffles.  Funny Food Story

Every day at lunch time, Samuel would go out the back of his shop and eat his black bread and herring while smelling the wonderful odours coming from the Truffles’ kitchen. [restrict]

One day, Samuel was surprised to receive an invoice from Jean-Luc, the restaurateur for “enjoyment of food.” So he went Immediately to speak to Jean-Luc to point out that he had not bought anything from them. Jean-Luc smiled and said, ‘You’re enjoying our food, so you should pay us for it.’

Naturally Samuel refused to pay and the restaurant owner sued him.

At the hearing, the Judge asked the restaurant to present their side of the case. Jean-Luc stood up and purred, ‘Every day, this man comes and sits outside our kitchen at the rear of Truffles; he smells our food while eating his, it is clear that we are providing added value to his poor food and we deserve to be compensated for it.’

The Judge turns to Samuel and said, ‘What do you have to say to that?’

Samuel didn’t say anything but stuck his hand in his pocket and rattled the few coins he had inside.

The Judge asked him, ‘What is the meaning of that?’

Samuel replied, ‘Well it’s simple really, I’m paying for the smell of his food with the sound of my money.’

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Food for Thought

The hospital’s consulting dietician was giving a lecture to several community nurses from the Southampton area of Hampshire.

‘The rubbish we put into our stomachs and consume should have killed most of us sitting here, years ago.

Red meat is terrible. Fizzy drinks attack your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with msg. Vegetables can be disastrous because of fertilisers and pesticides and none of us realises the long-term damage being done by the rotten bacteria in our drinking water.  Best Monday Jokes

However, there is one food that is incredibly dangerous and we all have, or will, eat it at some time in our lives. Now, is anyone here able to tell me what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?’ A 65-year-old nursing sister sitting in the front row stood up and said, ‘Wedding cake. [/restrict]

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