Here’s a poll about poles:
(Answer at your leisure.)
- Yep, I’ve walked into a pole before.
- Umm… why is there a bump on my head? Also, who am I?
- Not that I can recall.
- Definitely not. For sure, no. Nope.
- How would someone walk into a survey?
OK, now what did I just agree to?
I walked into a pole at one of those restaurants where the staff is intentionally rude to customers (it’s some kind of fetish that some people–not me–are into, I guess). Everyone was really nice to me afterward. True story. Well, except for that last part.
I was going to jokingly ask if it was a polish restaurant, but I don’t want to imply that polish people are rude, because they for sure are not. Unintended meanings are difficult and confusing.
The origins of the restaurant were fictional Chicagoan (but the restaurant was real, and yes, in Chicago). The cuisine was American diner food. I wonder of anyone can guess the place.
Perhaps in a similar fashion to throwing oneself at the ground and missing.
@EBK Had to be Ed Debevic’s.
Learning to fly is fun, don’t you agree, @McCloud?
That’s the only one of those abusive server restaurants I’ve ever been to … got dragged there by a business partner on a trip to Chicago in ‘96.
I find that poles and walls get increasingly aggressive as I get older and just jump out and bite me for no good reason.
You’re taking a pole? Well, you’re in luck, I’m GIVING a pole!
I’ve had walls jump out and break my toes, yep, that really happened.
I had that happen to me near the beginning of pandemic. I didn’t want to go near a hospital, so it was a real time-to-shun-modern-medicine-and-deal-with-this-Oregon-Trail-style moment.
My toes are fine now. I’m still clumsy though.
Billy Goat Tavern? Based on the mythical (maybe) Cubs curse?
Nope. It was Ed Debevic’s. There never was a real person with that name though. He was a creation of the restauranteurs who started that awful place. @MichaelRobertson
already guessed correctly.
Sigh. I never win these things.
I once walked into a Pole with a pole while taking a poll.
I really should have been paying attention to where I was going.