Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Working on it?

My husband and I were dining out.  Angela, our waitress brought our dinners while I was in the middle of my salad, so  I pushed it to the side to make room for the sizzling steak plate she was holding.

Once we both were served, Angela asked me, "Would you like me to take that or are you still working on it?"

"No thank you, I'm still enjoying it." I said.


When did eating become work?  How did this phrase creep into our language?

Please comment if you'd like to replace this phrase with "enjoying it"  or  suggest another phrase.