Yes, we accept the Gourmet card,
said Barracuda with a smile.
We sat. Waited. Waited some while.
Whitebait, cod, skate, all were tasty.
Watched, not served, by Barracuda,
the lax, basking … et cetera.
No, we don’t take the Gourmet card,
said Barracuda through her teeth.
We remonstrated with the thief.
A quarter off only the food,
half what the discount should have been.
Yet full S/C to strip you clean.
(Barracuda restaurant, Brighton Marina)