A South Carolina man gave new meaning to the old fast-food slogan "have it your way" -- by cooking his own meal at a Waffle House after finding the doors open with the only employee fast asleep.
Alex Bowen says he left his house in the wee hours of last Wednesday morning because he was hungry, slightly drunk and unable to sleep. When he got to the Waffle House in West Columbia, he saw there were no other customers, and just one line cook -- who was snoozing in a booth. Instead of trying to wake the guy up, Bowen says, "I got hot on the grill with a double Texas bacon cheesesteak with extra pickles. When I was done I cleaned the grill, collected my ill-gotten sandwich and rolled out.”
Bowen, who posted a Facebook note saying he returned later to pay for the food, says, "I give all the credit to my old friend vodka." (WSB)