The restaurant was packed and it had taken them nearly 45 minutes to get a table. The waitress had taken their order and they were just waiting for their food to come out. The three of them had just been to the local college football game and were discussing their team’s victory. An employee approached them with a tray of food and began to hand it out. “Who ordered the fish and chips platter?”
The three of them looked at each other and finally Ben said, “No body ordered fish and chips. Could you have the wrong table?”
The employee got the rest of the food off of the tray and Jim was the only one without food. The waitress said, “But you didn’t order fish and chips?”
“No, I didn’t order the damn fish. I ordered chicken and mashed potatoes. This restaurant never gets my order right. Get me my food.”
The employee blushed and started to apologize for the wrong food when Ben said, “Jim no need to get churlish with her. She is not our waitress and mistakes are bound to happen when the place is this busy.
Jim shook his head and said, “I’m sorry miss. I guess I am just hangry.”
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – churlish