Kamskjellsuppen som reddet kvelden

 

 
 

Det er en varm og solfylt ettermiddag i juli, og gjestene på hotellet er begynt å trekke inn fra bassengområdet for å skifte til kveldsantrekk. Vi er på Loews Miami Beach Hotel i Florida, et luksuriøst Art Deco-landemerke midt i hjertet av South Beach. Det gedigne bassenget har direkte tilgang til den vakre stranden, og det beste av shopping, restauranter og uteliv er i umiddelbar nærhet.
 
Fornemmelsen av velstand er overveldende. Det blinker og skinner fra Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Rolex og alle de andre luksusmerkene. Folk her er kravstore. Hvorfor ta til takke med det nest beste, når man har råd til det beste?
 
Klokken nærmer seg halv åtte, og baren i foajeen begynner å fylles opp. Muntre, vakre og veldannede mennesker er klare til å gå ut å spise, men først skal det skåles i Champagne.
 
Samtidig pågår en av naturens prosesser utfor hotellet. Det varme formiddagsluften har steget høyt til værs og blitt avkjølt, og nå henger store, mørke skyer tungt over South Beach. En sterk blitz går av, og i samme øyeblikk høres et drønn. Det blir stille i foajeen. Så kommer regnet.
 
Det plasker ned på skikkelig tropisk vis, og når du tror det ikke er mulig å regne kraftigere, er det nettopp det som skjer. Det merkes en oppgitt stemning blant de pene menneskene. Hvordan komme seg inn og ut av taxien uten å bli våt i det velstelte håret? For ikke å snakke om de dyre, høyhælte skoene, de tåler jo ikke vann? Plan etter plan i foajeen kanselleres. Ingen vil ut i det vannvittige været, og snart er det lang kø for å få bord på hotellets beste restaurant. Vi slår følge. Restauranten er full på et øyeblikk, og vi er heldige som får det siste bordet, et lite inneklemt 4-mannsbord rett ved døren til kjøkkenet.
 
Denne fornemme restauranten har nok ord på seg for å ha nydelig mat og utmerket service, men verken betjeningen eller kjøkkenet er klar for slikt uventet storinnrykk. Alle gjestene på restauranten vil bestille samtidig, og det hele går fullstendig i surr for servitørene. Når maten endelig kommer, er det til feil bord, og når maten serveres til riktig bord, er det feil retter. En restaurantsjefs mareritt er i ferd med å bli virkelighet.
 
De pene, vakre menneskene begynner å bli irriterte. De rister oppgitt på hodet. – Det er en skandale, hører vi mannen på nabobordet si høylytt. Han slår ut med hendene. På et annet bord foregår en intens diskusjon. Det er et par i slutten av 50-årene. Smilet hennes er fullstendig borte, og ørepynten rister så vi hører det helt bort til bordet vårt. Til høyre for oss har en dame fått en forrett hun ikke har bestilt. Hun spiser den likevel. Hun orker ikke å vente på at servitøren skal komme tilbake. – Det er det verste jeg har spist, noen gang, utbryter hun og venter på servitøren likevel.
 
Over hele restauranten høres murring fra misfornøyde gjester. Betjeningen fortviler. – Pokkers vær!
 
Min kjære bestiller kamskjellsuppe til forrett. Den blir servert uten kamskjell. Anders begynner å smile.
 
– Hørt om den svenske kokken som hadde prøvesmakt kamskjellsuppen?
 
Vi ser for oss kokken på kjøkkenet som gumler i seg kamskjellene til min kjære og bryter ut i latter.
 
– Nei, nei, historien er ikke ferdig, fortsetter Anders.
 
– Dagen etter møtte han ikke på jobb, og derfor ringte kjøkkensjefen for å høre hva som var galt. Kokken fortalte at han hadde prøvesmakt kamskjellsuppen, og nå hadde han vondt i magen. – Var skjellene dårlige? spurte kjøkkensjefen. – Nej det tror jag inte, svarte svensken. Kjøkkensjefen fortalte da at han pleide å se og lukte om kamskjellene ikke var som de burde når han åpnet dem. Da kom det et hjertesukk fra den svenske kokken: – Öppna dom…?
 
Vi fortsetter å le, selv om det morsomste er å forestille seg kokken på kjøkkenet.
 
– Det gjør ikke noe. Jeg er uansett allergisk mot kamskjell, smiler min kjære ironisk.
 
– Synes ikke vi skal beskylde kokken for å ha spist kamskjellene, følger jeg opp. Det kan jo være at servitøren var sulten, og at de forsvant på veien hit?
 
– Å jeg som trodde det var snus han hadde under leppen, utbryter Anders.
 
Vi knekker sammen av tanken på at servitøren har lukkemuskelen til et kamskjell under overleppen.
 
Stemningen rundt bordet vårt er vidunderlig. Den ene vittige kommentaren avløser den andre, og snart tøyser vi med forskjellige rare episoder vi har opplevd tidligere. Familien er samlet. Vi ler og koser oss. Vi er som en koselig liten øy ute i det store stormfulle restauranthavet. Helt uanfektet av det som skjer rundt oss.
 
Nå er det i stedet folk som ser på oss. – Hva er det med den familien der? – Har de aldri vært på en flott restaurant før? – Denne elendige serveringen er vel ingenting å le av? Noen fortsetter å stirre. Skepsisen begynner å slippe taket, og ansiktene mildnes opp. Noen begynner å smile, først av oss, men snart med oss. Det blir flere og flere smil og se, bortsett fra hun med ørepynten, hun kjefter ennå på mannen sin.
 
Noen ganger går det ikke helt som forventet. Da er det lett å erge seg og finne feil hos andre. Et godt valg i hverdagen er å bruke humor og ikke ta seg selv høytidelig.
Begeistring smitter, som en kollega av meg alltid sier.
 
Lykke til!

 
 

AnnonseHeader1
Følg min Facebook side for oppdatering på nye blogginnlegg.

 
 

63 thoughts on “Kamskjellsuppen som reddet kvelden”

  1. Hi my loved one! I want to say that this post is awesome, nice written and include approximately all important infos.
    I would like to look extra posts like this .

  2. Unquestionably believe that which you said. Your favorite reason seemed to be on the internet the simplest thing to be aware of.
    I say to you, I certainly get irked while people consider worries that they just do not know about.
    You managed to hit the nail upon the top and defined out the whole thing
    without having side-effects , people could take a signal.
    Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

  3. Hello! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 4!
    Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all
    your posts! Carry on the great work!

  4. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog
    and wished to say that I have really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.
    After all I will be subscribing to your rss feed and
    I hope you write again soon!

  5. I’m no longer sure where you are getting your information, but
    great topic. I needs to spend some time studying much more or
    working out more. Thank you for magnificent info I was on the lookout for this
    info for my mission.

  6. It is the best time to make some plans for the future and it’s time
    to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I wish to suggest
    you few interesting things or advice. Maybe you could write next articles referring
    to this article. I wish to read even more things about it!

  7. I am really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout
    on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself?
    Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it is rare to see a great blog like this one today.

  8. I just want to mention I am just very new to blogging and site-building and actually savored you’re web page. Almost certainly I’m likely to bookmark your blog post . You certainly have outstanding articles. Appreciate it for sharing your website.

  9. Excellent weblog here! Also your web site a lot up very fast!
    What web host are you the usage of? Can I am getting your affiliate hyperlink in your host?
    I desire my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

  10. Wonderful beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your web site, how could
    i subscribe for a blog website? The account helped me a acceptable deal.
    I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear concept

  11. This is a appropriate blog for everyone who hopes to learn about this topic. You already know a lot its practically challenging to argue with you (not that I just would want…HaHa). You definitely put a whole new spin with a topic thats been revealed for some time. Fantastic stuff, just excellent!

  12. Thank you so much for giving everyone an exceptionally superb opportunity to discover important secrets from this website. It really is so ideal and as well , stuffed with amusement for me personally and my office mates to search your website really three times in one week to learn the latest things you have. Of course, I’m actually impressed with the striking tips and hints served by you. Some 4 ideas on this page are absolutely the most beneficial we have all ever had.

  13. I do consider all the ideas you’ve presented to your post.
    They’re really convincing and can definitely work.
    Still, the posts are too quick for newbies. May just you please
    prolong them a little from subsequent time? Thanks for the
    post.

  14. of course like your website but you need to check the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling problems and I find it very bothersome to tell the truth nevertheless I will surely come back again.

  15. I will immediately clutch your rss feed as I can not in finding your email subscription hyperlink or newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly allow me know in order that I may subscribe. Thanks.

  16. Excellent post. I was checking continuously this weblog and I’m impressed! Extremely helpful info specially the closing part 🙂 I maintain such information much. I was seeking this certain info for a long time. Thank you and good luck.

  17. What i do not realize is actually how you’re not actually a lot more well-favored than you might be now. You are very intelligent. You recognize thus significantly in relation to this subject, made me individually believe it from numerous various angles. Its like men and women are not involved except it’s something to do with Lady gaga! Your individual stuffs great. All the time maintain it up!

  18. I wish to show my appreciation to you for bailing me out of this type of scenario. As a result of researching throughout the the web and finding tips which are not helpful, I believed my entire life was well over. Existing without the solutions to the problems you have fixed by means of this guide is a critical case, and the ones which could have in a wrong way damaged my entire career if I hadn’t noticed your blog post. The expertise and kindness in dealing with the whole thing was important. I’m not sure what I would have done if I hadn’t come across such a solution like this. I can at this point relish my future. Thanks for your time so much for the specialized and result oriented help. I will not be reluctant to refer your blog to any individual who will need guide on this issue.

  19. Pingback: Software klinik
  20. I like this post, enjoyed this one regards for putting up. “What is a thousand years Time is short for one who thinks, endless for one who yearns.” by Alain.

  21. Enjoyed looking at this, very good stuff, regards . “If it was an overnight success, it was one long, hard, sleepless night.” by Dicky Barrett.

  22. Generally I don’t read post on blogs, however I would like to say that this write-up very pressured me to take a look at and do so! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, quite great post.

  23. I have to point out my love for your kindness giving support to persons who really need help with that field. Your special commitment to getting the message throughout had been certainly interesting and has consistently allowed women like me to achieve their pursuits. Your entire informative hints and tips can mean a great deal to me and especially to my peers. Thank you; from each one of us.

  24. Hiya very nice web site!! Guy .. Excellent .. Wonderful .. I’ll bookmark your web site and take the feeds additionally…I’m glad to find numerous helpful information right here in the publish, we want work out more techniques in this regard, thank you for sharing.

  25. Wow! This could be one particular of the most beneficial blogs We have ever arrive across on this subject. Basically Magnificent. I’m also a specialist in this topic therefore I can understand your effort.

  26. Hey There. I found your blog the use of msn. This is a very neatly written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and return to learn extra of your helpful info. Thank you for the post. I will definitely return.

  27. Great beat ! I wish to apprentice whilst you amend your site, how could i subscribe for a blog web site? The account helped me a applicable deal. I have been tiny bit familiar of this your broadcast offered vivid transparent idea

  28. Hi there, simply became aware of your weblog through Google, and found that it’s really informative. I’m going to be careful for brussels. I will be grateful in case you continue this in future. A lot of folks will likely be benefited out of your writing. Cheers!

  29. Nice read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing some research on that. And he just bought me lunch as I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch! “Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.” by Aristotle.

  30. you are actually a just right webmaster. The website loading velocity is incredible. It sort of feels that you’re doing any distinctive trick. In addition, The contents are masterpiece. you’ve done a fantastic job in this subject!

  31. I’ve been browsing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  32. I like the valuable info you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here frequently. I’m quite certain I’ll learn a lot of new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!

  33. I simply could not leave your web site before suggesting that I extremely enjoyed the usual information a person provide to your visitors? Is going to be back continuously in order to check up on new posts.

  34. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is a really well written article. I’ll make sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I will definitely return.

  35. I simply needed to say thanks yet again. I am not sure what I would’ve implemented in the absence of the actual tactics contributed by you regarding such a problem. It had been a very frightening issue in my position, nevertheless being able to see a skilled tactic you processed the issue made me to leap over happiness. Now i’m grateful for your assistance as well as trust you recognize what an amazing job you were getting into training many others through the use of your blog post. More than likely you’ve never come across any of us.

  36. I simply wished to thank you so much once again. I am not sure the things that I could possibly have carried out in the absence of the entire pointers documented by you relating to such situation. This has been an absolute frightful scenario in my circumstances, but viewing the very well-written tactic you handled the issue forced me to leap with contentment. Now i’m thankful for your assistance and as well , have high hopes you comprehend what an amazing job your are putting in teaching people via your website. More than likely you’ve never met any of us.

  37. I am extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to see a nice blog like this one today..

  38. I truly appreciate this post. I’ve been looking everywhere for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You’ve made my day! Thx again!

  39. I have been absent for a while, but now I remember why I used to love this web site. Thanks, I will try and check back more often. How frequently you update your website?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.