Oh, I’m sure they’ll hold the train for you now that they know what you’re having to eat tonight.
The conductor will just explain to everyone that the hold-up of the 5:45 was inevitable: you see, folks, Bob Bifferson needs to get home on this exact train because his wife is standing over a plate of waffles with a bottle of Vermont Maid syrup tilted and about to start pouring. I’m sure no one will mind, once they understand that!
Bob does seem to have been lollygagging on the platform though – the other commuter seems to know all about those waffles. I don’t know how the conductor is going to explain that.
[From Life, March 30, 1942.]