English Rakugo Short Stories
by 鹿鳴家 英楽（Kanariya Eiraku)
A poor, hungry man walked into a restaurant and gave his order to the waitress.
M: I would like some soup...and a few kind words.
In a few minutes, the waitress was back with a bowl of soup.
W: Here you are, sir.
M: Thank you. And what about your kind words?
W: (whispering) If I were you, I wouldn’t eat the soup.