Saturday, 2:34pm. Duke's in Malibu.
SlackDad: We've been here before.
Me: A couple of times. We used to always come here when you guys visited.
SlackDad (opening menu): What did I get last time?
Me: I think you had the Shrimp and Crab Louie.
SlackDad: Did I like it?
Me: I don't know.
SlackMom: You won't like it.
SlackDad: How would you know?
SlackMom (reading menu) : It says that it has egg, tomato, peppers, avocado, black olives, and shellfish.
SlackMom: You don't like egg, tomato, avocado or black olives.
SlackDad: What are you getting?
SlackMom: I'm getting the Coconut Shrimp.
SlackDad: That looks good.
SlackMom: Why don't you get that?
SlackDad: Don't tell me what to get! I'll get what I want!
Waiter: Can I take your order?
SlackDad: I'll have the Shrimp and Crab Louie.
Me: How was your food?
SlackDad: It was good. But I think next time I'd get what your mom got.
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