What can YOU say in six sentences?
The waitress, her trainee in tow, both very young, approached the beared man at the head of the table to take the drink orders of the party that had pushed two tables together though it was late for dining.
Ever the wise-ass he said, "Bring me a Cabernet whose name I'd recognize," but the girl looked confused and turned to her trainee and then back again, "Well, my name is Judy and this is Tiffany."
The bearded man saw that the wine list was going to be a problem so he asked what dark beers they had and Judy proudly began, "Coors Light, Miller Light, Bud Light...", but he stopped her, holding up his hand.
"How about just a whiskey on the rocks."
"You mean on ice?" and he nodded, returned to the conversation that had moved on now, past two or three topics.
When the drink arrived, it was, indeed, bourbon on the rocks, but with a huge wedge of lime on the rim of the glass, and thus was born the Buffalo Rose highball, and we all ask for it by name when we are at his house.
*Bearded man = Editor Dearest (he always looks puzzled and says, "Its good, you know, but how did the lime get into the equation???")