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Dining Out

Tonight my wife proclaimed, "My dear, we are dining out!"
I said, "Fine!  How about steak and taters or rainbow trout?"
"No" she insisted, "I want an exotic Italian dish!"
Alas, I lost another tete-a-tete spousal skirmish!

We arrived at Luigi's or some such place,
And were seated cozily by the glowing fireplace!
We proceeded to order our favorite wine,
And to that point everything was going fine!

The server presented the menu to me.
I needed an interpreter I could readily see.
The longer the bill of fare that I perused,
The more I became addled and confused!

Fettuccine Alfredo, Portobello Gratine, Tortelloni;
Spezzato Cacciatore, Rigatoni Alla Carpinelli;
Linguine Bagutta, Cattaloni Penne Alla Taratina;
Tortelloni All Primavera, Scaloppini and Picata!

My head was spinning but hardly from the wine.
As I tried to figure out upon what I'd like to dine!
I summoned the waiter and said, "If you please,
I'll have a buffaloburger with onions, pickles and cheese!"

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 6/11/2012 7:18:00 PM
    haha now that would be my choice of entree for sure. That fourth stanza got my head to spinning too and I actually thought I could smell the sauces. Great job as per usual Bob. I do enjoy your poems

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 10:26:00 AM
    Aren't you glad that the menu didn't have any of those boiled eggs Ann-Lise was passing out? Hee Hee.

  1. Date: 6/10/2012 9:21:00 PM
    hahaha, do they actually have buffalo burgers there? sounds good to ME. Nice one.

  1. Date: 6/10/2012 4:41:00 PM
    hey bob! i was hoping to see a tater when i saw the title and you didn't disappoint! i love the whole italian food part - very very funny! thank you for my evening chuckle - i needed it!

  1. Date: 6/10/2012 1:50:00 PM
    fYou never fail to make me smile...good one. BG

  1. Date: 6/10/2012 1:38:00 PM
    i'll order what you;re having, bob... witty, witty... you brightened my day with all those dishes and fun mood!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 6/10/2012 10:58:00 AM
    I'd like the vegie burger. Thanks

  1. Date: 6/10/2012 10:22:00 AM can see you.....and laugh..... - well done bob. - oxox love Anne-Lise