Sunday, August 29, 2004

"Oh, yes she did!"
Funny story--yesterday, I got up late because I'd been out late the night before. Linda Souza and I had taken Brian out for his birthday, sort of. We met at Common Grounds, then decided to go for the thing I told him was his birthday present, a "wine flight" at Wildcat Coffee and Wine Bar. A "wine flight" is a personalized wine tasting, featuring 7 wines picked based on your tastes. Drew, the man who led us in our tasting, taught us how to properly "do" wine tasting, by looking at the color, clarity, and "legs" of the wine, how to "nose" the wine and what to look for, and so on. It was great fun, and I think Brian had a good time.

Anyway, by the time we left each others' company and I got home, it was about 1AM, so I slept in yesterday. When I finally got up, I had several errands to run--depositing my financial aid check (Yay!), buying art supplies for class, etc.--before going in to work. Since I have no groceries in the house to speak of, I decided to eat breakfast at Denny's on the way down to Shumaker's, my favorite art supply store. I took along a folder containing some background material on the author we're about to read in the VBCC Community Schola, so I could read while I ate. When I left my table, I neglected to pick up the folder. I didn't realize it until I was driving through the parking lot and I saw the small, African-American hostess standing on the curb outside the restaurant, waving my folder at me. She had with her a very young, shy-looking white kid, who was obviously a busboy, beside her. As I pulled up beside her and rolled down my window, she said (obviously proud of herself for having stopped me in time), "I just made it! I saw this on the table and asked around if anyone had seen" (get this) "a woman with a big butt and short hair."

Excuse me? Did I just hear what I thought I heard?! I said to her, "No, you di'n't!" in that way that people say it.

"Yes, I did," she said. The young, obviously embarrassed busboy behind her blushed profusely, hung his head a little, and nodded agreement.

Not knowing what else to do, I thanked her for the folder, at which point she said, "You come back and see us!" And I drove off to my next errand. Now, I admit (and usually am the first to do so) that I do have a big butt. However, I looked around that place while I was in there, and I by no means had the biggest butt in the place, such that that would be the first item one would notice about me! I thought the whole thing was so funny I couldn't be mad. Who says that to another person that a) they don't know, and b) who is a customer! It cracked me up!

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