A man on a business trip in Mexico decides to take in a bullfight. After the event, he stops by a small nearby restaurant called “The Matador.” As he checks out the menu trying to decide what he wants, he sees a waiter bring a dish to another customer. The dish is spaghetti with these two huge meatballs. When the waiter comes to his table, he inquires.
“That is the Matador Special” replies the waiter. “Spaghetti and bull testicles. We get them after the bull fight. It is exquisite!”
“That’s what I’ll have!” says the businessman.
“I’m very sorry senor, but that dish is only available once per day.”
Disappointed, the man orders a different dish and decides to try again the next day. So, the next day he goes again to the bullfights, and afterward stops by the restaurant. Just as the waiter is coming to his table, he sees another waiter bringing the “Matador Special” to another customer who was there before him. “Damn!” he says to himself. “And tomorrow’s my last day here.”
So the next day, he skips the bullfight, and stands in line at the restaurant. He is the first one seated, and proudly proclaims, “I’ll have the Matador Special!”
“Very well, senor!” responds the waiter. Soon afterward, the waiter brings out the dish. As promised, the meal is exquisite! However, the meatballs are disappointingly small.
As the man prepares to leave the restaurant, he stops to thank the waiter. “You were absolutely right. That meal was delicious,” he says. “But I would like to know one thing. Why did you serve me such small meatballs? Was there something wrong with the bull?”
“No no, senor, there was nothing at all wrong with it,” says the waiter. “But you must understand… sometimes, the bull wins!”