At a very good motel in Oak Ridge Tenn, I was having breakfast with a colleague. He ordered pancakes and they were delivered from the kitchen with a topping that was probably not in the recipe book. There were some dead roaches lying atop the stack of pancakes. WHen my colleague called the manager over to see what excuse they would come up with .We were not disappointed. The manager, with a strait face, told us that their program of keeping the kitchens sanitary and insect free was based upon a careful daily metered spraying of potent pesticides. So now, my colleague not only had dead roaches on his pncakes, he was given a reasonable reason why they were there in the first place. (Im sure the nanager is in marketing these days because he did that entire speech as if it were a "plus" to be staying at a Ma_ _ _ _ t). We left without paying and have uased this as an intro to our conversations every time we meet for brekfast (never at any motel restaurants of course).
Apparently, as the cooks had the pancakes on the prep area, the roaches, now full of pesticide and surely realizing that they were dying, ran up to my collleagues pancakes before they put the butter pat thereupon, and then, shortly after climbing atop the stack, they expired (there were three). The forensic evidence was all there(unless the chef had thought enough to arrange them on top of the pancakes as a"surprise topping".