So I’m heading to dinner tonight in Leominster with some relatives and we’re going to some place called The Luxury Box. Don’t know much about it except that it meets my “20 Flatscreen TVs minimum” requirement. As is my habit, I was looking around on their website for a menu so I can decide on my meal now. That way I can ignore everything going on at the table and just watch TV.
I find the menu link and what do I stumble upon? A bereavement menu:
Bereavement menu? Has anyone ever seen anything like this? Is this the most random thing? I’m wondering if maybe this restaurant is located next to a church and cemetery and happens to be the only dining spot in the area. Why else would they expect to have such a large number of grievers visiting their establishment?
“We here at The Luxury Box would like to express our deepest sympathy in your time of sorrow. We would like to help ease the burden…”
Listen up, Dad, Uncle Steve, Grandma and Grandpa. Here’s the plan for tonight: We just got done burying a loved one and we’d like to eat off the bereavement menu (we’ll take menu option #3, thank you). We’re very sad, regardless of how much we’re cheering for the Celtics during our dinner. When the check comes at the end of the meal, we act even more sorrowful and quietly explain to the manager that we just spent all of our money on the funeral and can’t afford to pay. Let’s see The Luxury Box put their money where their mouth is…if you really have sympathy for our situation and wanna ease our burden, you’ll go ahead and take care of that check for us. Thanks.
If this works, I’m only eating at restaurants with bereavement menus from now on.