A couple went to an upscale restaurant in Manhattan called The Lemon Tree.
As the waiter was taking their order the man noticed the waiter had a spoon in his shirt pocket. This seemed a little strange but initially he ignored it,
but when the busboy brought out water and utensils, he couldn’t help noticing that he also had a spoon in his shirt pocket. And then as he gazed around the restaurant he saw all the staff had spoons in their shirt pockets.
When the waiter came back to serve the soup the man asked, “Why is every member of staff carrying a spoon?”
“Well,” said the waiter, “the restaurant’s owner hired consultants from McKinsey to improve our processes.
"After several weeks of analysis, they concluded the spoon was the most frequently dropped utensil. They calculated that there was a drop frequency of approximately 3 spoons per table per hour.”
“Are you serious?” said the man.
“Yes, sir,” said the waiter. “They concluded if our people are better prepared, we can reduce the number of trips back to the kitchen and save 15 man-hours per shift.”
As luck would have it, at this point the man dropped his spoon and the waiter immediately replaced it with the spare from his pocket. "Now I'll get another spoon when I next go to the kitchen, rather than making a special trip right now," he said.
The man then noticed there was a string hanging out of the waiter’s fly.
Looking around, he saw all the other waiters had a string hanging from their flies, too. Now really puzzled, the manI said, “Why do you all have a string hanging from your flies?"
Lowering his voice, the waiter answered, “The McKinsey consultants concluded that this will help us save time when we have to visit the restroom during a shift. By tying this string to the tip of our you-know-what, we can pull it out without touching it
and eliminate the need to wash our hands. This shortens the time spent in the restroom by 39%."
Wow!” the customer said. “But how do you put it back in your trousers once you’ve finished?”
“Well,” the waiter whispered, “I don’t know about the others, but I use the spoon.”

Goodnight! See you next time.

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