Waiter Extraordinaire commented that somebody asked him what a baked potato was, and it reminded me of something from ages ago.
At the first restaurant I worked at, we had mashed potatoes and baked. People were forever asking if the mashed potatoes were "real". Well, they were real potato, but they were fake in that they were made from dehydrated tater pellets (nasty). One day, this dumb woman asked me the dreaded question ....
"Are your mashed potatoes real?"
I made a face and admitted that no, they weren't.
Without the slightest bit of sarcasm, or any hint she was kidding, she says, "Okay. Are your baked potatoes real?"