Funny Story

It’s a slow day, so here is that funny story I promised. I think it’s funny, anyway. I have shared this with a few folks, so maybe you have heard it.

Anyway, several years back, my family and I are visiting my Grandparents. We are on a little trip, of sorts, with them to a museum and we are going to stop for lunch. We find this barbecue place. I believe it was called Woody’s. So, we stop there and go inside.

We sit down at our table and look over the menu. One of our party decides that s/he would like turkey. So, s/he orders turkey.

Guess what?

No turkey.

Alright, so that person will have some barbecue chicken then. Chicken ordered.

Guess what?

No chicken.

That’s right. No chicken at a barbecue restaurant. (One of us actually asked if they had chili, but they didn’t have that, either!). I mean, what type of barbecue restaurant has no chicken (and then no turkey and no chili)? Why even open the doors?

We got up and left. But, it was an experience.

Patrick O'Keefe

Managing online communities since 2000, I publish a collective of websites known as the iFroggy Network. I wrote the book Managing Online Forums and, as a public speaker, have presented for organizations like CNN, institutions like Australian National University and conferences like SXSW. More about me.

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