Dean: “This place violates your rule of not eating more than one animal in one meal.”
Me: “It’s not a rule. It’s a . . . guideline. A philosophy.”
Dean: “A sentiment?”
Me, biting into a morsel of bacon-wrapped turkey: “Yes.” I point to the red-light/green-light indicator that’s used to show whether you want more meat. “That yellow stripe is purely decorative.”
Dean: “I was just thinking the same thing. It serves no function.”
Me: “How do you show that you still want them to bring you meat, but at a slower pace?” I lay the indicator on its side.
Dean: “That’s for if you only want them to bring you grilled pineapple.”