Me: "You know, there's not a single Waffle House in New York City. Culinary capital of the world, my butt."
(Long pause. Keyboard clatter and mouse clicky.)
Me: "Huh. There're six Waffle Houses in the Indy area. Of course they're all pretty far out on the south and east sides of town..."
RobertaX: "We also have Waffle & Steak, which is better..."
Me: "Wait, what? You can't have a better Waffle House than Waffle House; it's the Platonic Ideal! Every other greasy waffle joint is just a shadow thrown on the cave wall by the concrete reality of Waffle House!"
RobertaX: "It's a better place to eat than Waffle House."
Me: "Lots of places are better places to eat than Waffle House, but they aren't better Waffle Houses."
Turns out we were passionately arguing for the same thing.