Like any restaurant, we would haze new employees. We had a new hostess, I'll call her Amy. Amy was gullible. Every Friday/Saturday night we would go on a wait and people would congregate around the bar, waiting for their table. When someone on the "waiting lists" name came up, the hostess would walk throughout the bar area and call their name aloud, something like this, Smith party of four, Smith party of four.
One night a veteran hostess, Andrea and I were working with the newbie Amy and we were training her. About 4 names down on the waiting list, we planted a fake name, knowing that we would be having Amy call out the names that night.
Without skipping a beat, when the 4th name down came up, Amy walked throughout the bar area calling out, "Monkeycrisp party of four" over and over again. She came back to the host stand defeated as nobody responded.
"You have to call it out louder," Andrea replied.
MONKEYCRISP PARTY OF FOUR. MONKEYCRISP....
I was crying. It was hilarious. The funniest part was that all of the guests in the bar area were laughing too. They knew it was a bullshit name and they saw the shit-eating grins on Andrea and my face.