Once Upon A Time

…In Valentino’s…

About three weeks ago, I went to Valentino’s and ate a ton of pizza in the quiet of the North restaurant.  There was a softball team flirting with a waiter that talked like Fez of “That 70’s Show” that made the biggest racket I think is allowed in public.  Amid all the laughter and silver spoons jinkling, I sat and wrote this on a napkin:

“Life is like riding a unicycle. It is hard to keep your balance and there is nothing to steady you.  There is so much to keep in proper alignment and only the slightest shift can lead to your toppling.  I rode a unicycle once.  I was even good at it.  I could balance for as long as twenty feet, but in life, I don’t think I have that kind of balance.”

Eventually, the frucas died down and I continued to ponder things as I observed the restuarant around me.  I wrote on:

“Have you noticed the changes that occur at restuarants by couples?  You can tell the relationship status just by how they sit at the table.  Across from each other-> dating, Next to each other-> married/engaged.”

I trot these thoughts out because I am amused at the fact that I still have the napkin intact, yes three weeks removed, and I actually brought it home with me. Weird!  I’ll have some more stuff later, better stuff.

JA Menter 3

Man 1:  ‘Let’s go to brech’ 

Man 2:  ‘We’ve already had it.’ 

Man 1:  ‘We’ve had one, yes. what about second brech?’ 

Man 3:  ‘I don’t think he knows about second break’

Man 1:  ‘Huh,  what about after brech brech, smoke brech, after smoke brech brech, lunch break, after lunch wait for everyone else to get back from lunch brech brech, second smoking brech, second after smoking brech brech,  walking around aimlessly brech, talk on my cell phone brech? What about them?’

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5 Responses to Once Upon A Time

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    Let me guess-that final conversation is an almost true story–from work. Am I right?

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