"BLUE: 'Long line.'
"HOSTESS [not looking at him, therefore not realizing she already seated him]: 'Yes, sir, I'm sorry.'
"BLUE: 'I can help you organize this stuff.'
"HOSTESS: 'Uh, thank you, sir, but that's not necessary.'
"BLUE: 'I can help, I really can! I know how.'
“HOSTESS [now politely agitated because he's taking up her time and a table just opened up]: 'Sir -- '
"BLUE: 'Can I speak to your manager? Get this line movin' along?'
"[MANAGER conveniently pops out from around the corner, motions for HOSTESS to return to work and ignore BLUE because clearly BLUE is a dickwad.]
"MANAGER: 'Sir, what's the issue?'
"BLUE: 'Well, I need to help you clear out this line. See, I'm an engineer. I can make spaces.'
"At this point, the hostess seated us, so I'll never know what was said next; my family mercilessly made fun of the guy once we sat down. We decided he had also instructed the guy at the omelet station, because engineers can make flat things." -- Ken Garretson