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.|
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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