Sunday, February 21, 2010
We kids soon learned that Dad's occupation made him a very popular man, indeed. Everyone in town, it seemed, was a former student of my father's. The mechanic who worked on his car, the guy who SOLD him the car, the guy who owned the convenience store where we purchased our favorite candy, ALL of them once learned carpentry from my dad. Even when we were miles from home on a family vacation, it was not unusual to be walking through a crowd and suddenly hear, "Mr. Donnelly?" I, for one, thought that was pretty awesome!
My husband is a fantastic boss and I've always been a little tickled and proud of his popularity. UNTIL...
We were checking out the new California Pizza Kitchen restaurant that had just opened on that very day. By the way, here's another important fact that my new followers should know about me: I LOVE pizza! I'm using the word LOVE here. If you placed me on a deserted island and told me I could choose only ONE food to eat for all eternity, I would shout, "PIZZA!!" before you could even finish the question!
ran passed through their doors and grabbed a booth. A nice young girl approached our table, took one look at Alan and happily chirped, "Alan! Do you recognize me? I was a server for you at Bennigan's!!"
Alan smiled, told her he definitely remembered and congratulated her on her new California Pizza gig. After a brief "good old days at Bennigan's" discussion, we placed our order and impatiently waited for our deliciousness to arrive. When it did, however, the deliverer was someone different from our initial server. She walked up, held my (precious) pizza about two inches above the table, and then let it drop with a loud CLANK! She then gave Alan a long, wordless glare, flipped her hair, and sauntered away.
"Yep," he replied, "I fired her."
We both looked at each other, then down at our pizza.
"You realize what this means, don't you?" I said.
Alan shook his head.
I continued, "There is now spit ALL OVER the surface of our lunch!!"
Guess what? I ate it ANYWAY!!! (Did I mention I REALLY love pizza?)
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