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Monday, October 25, 2010

Cheater, Cheater, Pizza Eater

Yesterday, a couple came in Pizza Hut (which is where I work, for all you newbies).  They seemed happy and friendly, and they were an older couple: the kind that makes you automatically smile to yourself when you look at them and you don't even realize you're doing it.

Since we didn't have anyone else but me and the manager in at the time, I acted as a waitress for them.  Now, I'm not normally the type to chat up people I don't know, even though I know it'll probably get me more tips, because traces of my childhood shyness are actually so strong that apparently you can't pay them to leave.

But keep in mind what type of people these were.  They were old and smiley, for gosh sakes!

"Are you two having a date night?"  I couldn't help grinning as I asked.  The woman beamed back at me.

"Yeah.  We don't get to see each other very often," she said.

Now call me imaginative, but I thought that was an interesting statement.  Even the most tame cause I could think of that may have kept the two of them apart was wrought with drama and heartache.

The rest of their stay was fairly uneventful, until the man asked me for one last favor before they left.

"Can we have a to-go box?"
And,after I got it for him, he added:
"We have a little microwave in the room we can use to heat it up."

Ooookay...so now it's completely his fault that my imagination's going wild.

These two ran away from their families to be together for the weekend!  Her grandchildren don't know!  His ex-wife would be appalled!  They've run away to this town for a romance-filled night of debauchery!

I guess I imagined something like this in their future.
Yet they seemed so nice.  This would be one of those stories where you'd actually root for the affair, like Ethan Frome without the sledding-attempted-suicide sequence.  (Which is total crap, by the way.  Did he really think they'd DIE from that?!)

This all goes to show that if you watch people long enough, you're sure to see interesting things.

Like the couple that came in one day with four kids and the woman said to the man:
"So, what are we going to do?  We're both still married."

As in, not to each other.

I think I need to go try to poke the horizon now.  That way I can prove to myself that it's not a backdrop, and that I don't, in fact, live on the set of some huge convoluted soap opera.

At least it's entertaining!

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4 comments:

Paige said...

i bet youre right! that was a pretty weird statement on her part and his.

natalie said...

Hmmmmmm... Maybe they met over the internet and are in long distance relationship so they don't get to see each other often, but they both decided to meet up and stay at the random hotel nearby for a few nights? Who knows. Especially with the second couple, whoooa! Interesting stuff indeed. But yes, that's what makes people observing so fun, haha!

WhisperingWriter said...

Okay, I LOVE that billboard.

That is awesome.

But yeah, who knows about those people.

Kaely said...

Love the Truman Show reference :)