Our church serves dinner on Tuesday nights. Lots of food, for not a lot of money. Tonight there was lasagna, garlic bread, caesar salad, corn chowder, potato salad, pasta salad and brownies and ice cream for dessert. And you don't have to choose. You can have the pasta salad AND the corn chowder AND the lasagna AND the caesar salad... plus there's coffee or tea or ice water or lemon aid. All for $5.
We usually eat there once or twice a month. And every time, Beth races us from the car to the Commons, the room where we eat. It's our gym, multipurpose room... we call it The Commons. She gets out her money and pays for herself, before dashing to the buffet line.
There are servers who put the main dishes on your plate, then they hand it to you and you help yourself to the salads and drinks. Beth will often get plastic ware and napkins for all of us, then head to a table to put all her stuff down. Chuck and I get to the table and as we settle in, Beth heads over to the drink table. And every time, she'll bring back two glasses of lemon aid. One for her and one for Chuck.
Every single time.