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October 08, 2005

Back when (again)

Remember when I told you about my bartending gig the first time I got out of the Army? The pay wasn't so hot, but it was a pretty good job in other ways--lots of interesting interaction between the customers. F'r instance...

One night, a guy was sitting quietly, nursing a Rob Roy, and sitting on the opposite side of the horseshoe from him was a gorgeous redhead. I'd been quietly watching him watching her (he'd been checking her out since he sat down, but evidently couldn't work the courage up to talk to her).

Suddenly she sneezed and doggoned if a glass eye didn't come flying out of its socket directly at him.

He reflexively reached and snatched it out of the air, opened his hand and looked at the eye with a kind of bemused expression on his face, then walked around the horseshoe to hand it back to her.

"Oh, I'm sooo sorry," she said as she took the eye, then bent down to put it back in its socket. "Please--let me buy you dinner to make it up to you."

They moved to one of the booths and I motioned the waitress to bring a couple of menus.

Paul the Chef always out did himself on Surf 'n' Turf Night--they looked like they really enjoyed their meal, and the conversation was pretty animated, with a lot of smiles and laughter from both of them.

Afterwards, they adjourned to the bar, sitting together this time, and it was a quiet night, so I couldn't help but overhear them share their thoughts and dreams.

Then came closing time, so I rang out their tab and bought each of them an Irish coffee nightcap for last call. He reached for his wallet, but she gently placed her hand on his and said, "My treat, remember?"

As I was counting out her change, I overheard her suggest that he accompany her home for a nightcap and an early breakfast.

"Geez," he said, "you are the perfect woman!" He blushed a bit, then asked, "Are you this nice to every guy you meet? "

"No," she replied with a grin, as they got up to leave...

Ummm--out of respect for the finer sensibilities some of you have exhibited in the past, I stuck the punchline in Extended Entry/Flash Traffic...

Wait for it…

It's coming...

The suspense is killing you, isn't it?

She says:

"You just happened to catch my eye."

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