Four laughing Fountain Valley High School students entered a Denny's to eat breakfast on the morning of July 3, but the waiter wasn't amused.
One of the teens--a lanky, blond-haired kid wearing a t-shirt and swimming trunks--had nothing on his feet.
"No shoes," the waiter said firmly. "No service."
The group of teens argued, moaned and tossed out a few mild cuss words, but after about 90 seconds left the restaurant.
Who thought American youth would give up so easily?
Five minutes later, the boys re-entered the Denny's, stopped in the lobby and quietly waited to be seated.
The waiter returned, looked at the blond-haired kid's feet, rolled his eyes and shook his head.
The kid had wrapped two different blue colored beach towels around his feet.
The group burst out laughing.
"Well, I get credit for creativity, right?" the kid asked.
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It looked like another tense showdown when one of the other high school kids blurted out, "Towel shoes are shoes!"
The waiter's stern face broke into a smile and he agreed to seat them.
The shoe-less kid threw his arms up in victory and dramatically shuffled his towel-wrapped feet like he was snow skiing to the table.