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Entry from December 19, 2019
“Would you like to hear today’s special?” (restaurant joke)

A waiter or waitress often tells diners about the day’s special menu. “Today’s special” does not mean that the day itself is special, but there are jokes.

This was posted on Twitter by Ben (and others) on June 24, 2014:

The waiter asked, “Would you like to hear today’s special?”
“Yes please,” I smiled.
“Today is special,” he replied, then walked off.


The joke probably originated on the Sickipedia website.


Twitter
Ben
@Brawndawn11
The waiter asked, “Would you like to hear today’s special?”
“Yes please,” I smiled.
“Today is special,” he replied, then walked off.
6:41 PM · Jun 24, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Steve
@SJThomas_
The waiter said “Would you like to hear today’s special?” “Yes please” I said. “Today is special” he said, then walked off.
10:38 PM · Jun 24, 2014·UberSocial for BlackBerry

Twitter
Sickipedia Official
@sickipedia
The waiter asked, “Would you like to hear today’s special?""Yes please,” I smiled."Today is special,” he repli… http://bit.ly/1jikFXC
11:09 AM · Jun 25, 2014·twitterfeed

Twitter
Bob Kostic
@causticbob
The waiter asked, “Would you like to hear today’s special?”
“Yes please,” I smiled.
“Today is special,” he replied, then walked off.
1:15 PM · Jul 10, 2016·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/bablub048 January 15, 2017
Today’s special menu
The waiter asked, “Would you like to hear today’s special?”
“Yes please,” I smiled.
“Today is special,” he replied, then walked off.

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/porichoygupto August 26, 2018
Right after we sat down for dinner, the waiter said, “Would you like to hear today’s special?”
I said, “Yes please, thanks.”
The waiter responded: Today is special.

Twitter
Mast Balak
@mast_balak
Waiter: Would you like to hear today’s special ?
Me: Yes, please
Waiter: Sure. Today is special.
12:30 AM · Oct 15, 2018·Twitter for Android

Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/porichoygupto February 18, 2019
I went to a restaurant and the waiter said, “Would you like to hear today’s special?”
I said, “Yes please.”
Waiter: Sure thing. Today is special.

Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/AMAdolphinparmegiana December 19, 2019
At a restaurant, the waiter asked me - “would you like to hear today’s special?”
“sure” - i told her
Then she proceeded:
“Today’s special”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Coffeehouses/Food Stores • Thursday, December 19, 2019 • Permalink