AN: This has no particular plot. It is several vignettes with an inside joke.
Carl and Rachel were at their favorite table at CARLINO'S. A classical radio station played in the background. Joe walked over and greeted his in-laws affectionately.
"How's everything going, lad?" Carl asked.
"Couldn't be better," Joe answered. "I can finally afford that state-of-the-art dishwasher I've had my eye on for so long"
"That's splendid," said Carl.
"Just how good is a dishwasher is it?" Rachel asked.
"Well," Joe said, "the manufacturer guarantees that people will be able to see their reflections in the dishes."
At another table, Cass and Lila were finishing their minestrone and discussing a purchase Lila had tried to make over the phone.
"And you know," Lila said, "how much I hate being put on hold."
"I know," Cass said.
"And to make things worse, I got cut off."
"Now that's really annoying," Cass said. "So what did you do?"
"I called them right back and complained. And then I said, "My time is just as important as yours, and I can't spend all day trying to make a purchase. So don't put me on hold again. Don't you keep me hangin' on any more."
Back at Carl and Rachel's table, Joe said, "I hear you went antique shopping in Chicago yesterday. So how'd you make out?"
"We found the most beautiful mahogany desk," Rachel said.
"It's being delivered tomorrow," added Carl.
"That's great," Joe said. "Do you know where you're going to put it?"
But before Carl or Rachel could answer, the announcer on the radio said, "And now, Mozart's Jupiter Symphony."
"That's right up your alley," Joe remarked.
"Yes," Rachel said, "I get goosebumps whenever I hear a symphony by Mozart."
Later that day, Toni and Josie came in at the end of their shift. The radio had been switched to a sixties rock station.
"And now," said the DJ, "a double play by Diana Ross and the Supremes."
"You know," Toni said, "I've always loved Diana Ross."