Oh look! A brown fly!
Posted by episode81 on November 12, 2009
Most Wednesday evenings I go out for dinner. Recently, I booked a table at a popular Italian restaurant in Palo Alto. They have a seasonal menu that I like. Plus they give you a “special” gift if you have their passport. I have four out of six passport stamps so far, so I was motivated to eat there.
It was super busy when I arrived, but as I had a reservation, they had a table. I took a step from the hostess podium only to be cut off by a Grumpy Old Lady With Helmet Hair.
GOLWHH: “Hey! Wait!”
Hostess: “I’ll be right back” <Smiles sweetly>
GOLWHH: “No! Where am I on the list? Where is my table?”
Hostess: <To me> “I am so sorry.” <To the GOLWHH> “You are next on the list”
GOLWHH: “Why are they being seated” <Glares in my direction>
Hostess: “They have a reservation. You, do not.” <Smiles sweetly>
Anywho, I digress …
Sitting at the table, I noticed a fly crawling across the window sill. Kind of nasty, but not unheard of. I was mindlessly looking, when I thought, “Oh, it’s brown and has no wings. What huge antenna.”. Almost immediately, I realized. OMFG! It’s a cockroach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You bet I meant those exclamation marks! A cockroach! I sprang up from my seat – we have covered before that I am not brave. I forced my way away from the table by smacking the guy behind me in the head. So brave, sigh. The waiter came right over and zapped the ‘roach with a napkin. I was hopping up and down and shouting “Yikes!”. Yes, really. So brave.
As we were reseated (remember that special gift? I wanted it more than I wanted to escape the bugs!), I noticed the GOLWHH finally getting her table. Guess where she was sitting? Oh yes. Karma 🙂