Location: The Winking Lizard Tavern where Margot and I have gone to dinner four times this week because, why not?
Atmosphere: Hockey game on TV. Justin Timberlake’s “SexyBack” bumps in the background.
I am contemplating whether or not to order grilled cheese and tomato on rye for the fourth time this week. Margot is contemplating beer.
The waiter appears.
Margot: Can I get a black and tan?
Margot will later explain that this is a drink containing both Guiness and Bass.
Waiter: May I recommend a Black Christmas instead?
Margot: Which is…
Waiter: Guiness and Great Lakes Christmas Ale.
Margot: (quizzically) Is it better?
Waiter: Definitely. I like the taste of the Christmas Ale more.
Margot: Will I like it more?
Margot: Even if I hate Christians?