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Too-familiar of a restaurant

michael recently posted about becoming overly familiar with a restaurant, to the point that he and David were asked to make a delivery. I have two related stories to share.

Tim Teitelbaum, a CS prof at Cornell, became such a regular at the Moosewood restaurant in Ithaca that he was allowed to check himself out at the cash register. I think he ate there almost every night.

My brother-in-law, when he lived in Chicago, became very familiar with the dry-cleaner owner. She had been in a car accident one morning, and when he came in to drop off cleaning on a Saturday, he noticed she had bruises and scratches on her face. He insisted she go see a doctor, but she said she had to watch the store, so he took over the store for her that morning.