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You want fries with that?

I’m sure she was a college student, supplementing her loans and financial aid by working at a chain restaurant. She was courteous to her customers, but vacuous. The three of us sat in an uncrowded restaurant. She didn’t remember who ordered what or which drinks we had. Our order sounded something like this:
Me: I’ll have the chicken strips w/honey mustard. We’ll share an order of fries.
Kid: I’ll have the chicken strips w/ranch.
J: I’ll have the bleunami burger, sans onions.
Waitress: Sans? What’s that?
J & I exchange the look.
J, patiently: It means without.
Waitress, wide-eyed: Wow, I’ve never heard that before.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is our future.

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