Other people's dishes

The other night, my wife and I ate out. After finishing our orders, I glanced at the steaming dish the waitress placed on the next table and whispered to my wife with envy: "See how big that dish of fried rice is."

Seeing that I was comparing that dish with the one we had been served earlier, her response, calm as a millpond and yet sound as a bell, was: "Other people's dishes always appear to be bigger."

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