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Do you remember in Greece,

we had that wobbly table,

and the waiter brought a melon rind?

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Oh the outrage!

About 27 years ago I took my posh girlfriend to an expensive restaurant for lunch.  This being the 1980s, it was a nouvelle cousine restaurant.  On the menu it had that brand new concept: 'potato skins'.

We waited over an hour to be served.  For lunch.

What she was served was deep-fried potato peelings.  For real.  Potato peelings.

"What's this?"

"Eet iz what you asked for, madame.  Zee skeens of ze potato."  Said in a broad Norf Lunnun accent.

She cried.  She actually cried.

So did I when I got the bill.

Some bits of the 1980s I do not miss.