Request to a waitress:

Do you have filter coffee? ……

The waitress nods and says …yes

May we have either a cafetiere each of filter coffee please and a small pot of hot milk or,
A cafetiere for two and a little pot of hot milk, please.

That’s fine, she replied and she trotted off to deal with the order.

Friends, would you tell me please, what your understanding is of this request?



  1. Errr – either a cafetiere each, with a pot of hot milk in addition: or a large cafetiere that will do two people – again, with hot milk on the side …

    I wait to discover what the problem was with this order!

  2. Shimon, you have not understood at all. There is no picking on anyone. The hotel use two types of cafetiere, singles or doubles. We did not mind whether we had two singles or one double.

  3. Ce ci etait une dialogue entre une dame que nous offre un menu jour dans un bar d’hotel et moi. Il n y a faire pas de quoi maintenant. C’est suffis a dire que ce ci q’est venu pour boir apres de mangee, avec le titre de un cafetiere de cafe,(une filtre de cafe) etait non sapportable.

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