James arrived at a popular restaurant and was dismayed to find it very crowded. Approaching the hostess James asked, ‘Will it be long?’
The hostess, seemingly ignoring James, continued writing in her reservations book.
Thinking she had possibly not heard him the first time, James decided to ask again. ‘How much time is the wait for a table?’
Looking up from her book, the hostess smiled and said, ‘Oh, only about ten minutes. We will inform you when your table is ready.’
A short time later, James heard an announcement over the intercom system, ‘Willette B. Long…… Willette B. Long, your table is ready.’