For over 40 years I've seen and heard of "false bottoms" on beer glasses. In case some of you don't know what that means, it's the heavy concave bottom of a beer glass you find in restaurants and bars that make you "think" you have more beer than you actually have in the glass.
So, last night, the wife and I drive to the local "Applebee's" restaurant for dinner. I order a fish and chip, (batter-fried fish and french fries) and a large beer. Of course, the beer came in a glass with the typical "false bottom", and it was so heavy, I seriously had a difficult time holding the glass to my lips, and it was my first beer of the evening, too.
So, we get our dinner, and there was this decent size piece of fish, and a "plateful" of french fries. As I started eating the fries, I noticed there were not as many in the plate as it seemed. That's when I noticed that the plate had a "false bottom" concept, also. The french fries were placed evenly all over the plate, but there was only one layer, instead of a "heaping pile" as they would have you think..
So, I guess Applebee's owners must think the general public must be pretty darn stupid not to notice we are being deceived by this trick.
What will they think of next. Oh, by the way, I won't be back.