A Stomach-Growling Evening

The Puzzler

RAY: This was sent in by a fellow named Darren Wind and I took some liberties in obfuscating it.

The other day I was talking to my wife on the phone while we were both at work and we decided to go to our favorite restaurant to get some dinner. As usual at the end of my work day I drove to her office and waited in the parking lot for a few minutes for her to show up. When she did, we made the drive to the restaurant together. By the time that we got there, the parking lot was pretty full but we got lucky and found a spot almost immediately.

Once inside we chatted for a few minutes with the hostess who turned out to be a high-school friend of our daughter and since we were both pretty hungry we quickly looked at the menu and ordered our food. We waited for what seemed to be an eternity although it was probably about 20 minutes or a half an hour and finally our food arrived.

Well after we paid the bill and said, "Good night," to our daughter's friend, we drove home. On the way home I mentioned how hungry I was. We both agreed that we were actually hungrier now than when we first made the drive to the restaurant. Nonetheless we were both satisfied with our decision to get dinner at that restaurant.

How could that be?

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