There is a restaurant in New Orleans that advertises that it will serve you anything you want, but if they can’t, then they will gift you $5000 as an apology.
A man passing by sees this message advertised at the entrance, and believes this to be a load of rubbish, but decides to try it out anyway.
He enters and a waiter takes him to a table.
The waiter asks, “What would you like to eat today, Sir?”
Man: “I would like an elephant’s ear and a muffin to eat, please”
Waiter: “Give us just a moment.”
The waiter leaves to the kitchen.
As a few minutes pass by; the man believes he’s going to get an easy $5000 as he thinks they are taking too long and probably preparing something else.
At this moment, the waiter returns.
Appearing a little anxious, the waiter asks, “Apologies Sir, but do you mind telling me what kind of elephant you want this ear from?”
The man is stunned. He didn’t think they’d get to this moment.
Man: “Uhhh… An Indian elephant is fine.”
Waiter: “Thank you.”
The waiter goes back to the kitchen.
1 minute later, the waiter returns again.
Waiter: “And which side did you want the ear from?”
The man is starting to sweat bullets at this point.
Man: “Uhhhh… Left ear, I guess…”
The waiter leaves to the kitchen yet again.
The man is scared as he has no idea how much this ear is going to blast away his wallet.
5 minutes later, the waiter comes back with a platter of food and $5000 for the man.
Waiter: “Here is your order sir. We do apologize, but we are out of muffins for today.”