Posts Tagged ‘Elvis’
Monday, November 15th, 2010
“…as I past the hostesses, leaving the restaurant, I spoke into my wrist saying: ‘Ha Ha Helen has left the building!”
I work from home and have advertising on the side of my car, so part of my networking/socialization is to go out to lunch to mix and mingle, and allow drivers to see my advertising – as well as my HA-HAHA license plate! One of my favorite spots is Olive Garden restaurant for the soup/salad deal.
They recently upgraded to a ‘headset-wearing/computerized’ seating system. I’m told they had to work out some kinks when they discovered they were ‘on the same channel’ as the Red Robin restaurant across the road. ‘TABLE 61 IS CLEARED AND READY!’ …’NO! IT ISN’T, I JUST SAT A PARTY THERE!’ This was one of the typical mishaps they had to deal with. LOL!
Having a theatre performance, singing performer, public speaker nature – I have NO problem being sat OUT IN THE MIDDLE of the MAIN Dining Room on my own. I LOVE to make eye contact and exchange occasional silly quips with the other guests, servers and managers.
At one point, I had to Laugh Out Loud! – watching one host walk by – TALKING LOW into his WALKIE-TALKIE ear/necklace type device. I couldn’t help myself! It was like being surrounded by a bunch of CIA or FBI agents! I felt as famous and protected as THE PRESIDENT!
At one point, two older couples were sat at a round table across from me. The one husband put his eyeglasses at his FOREHEAD level, in order to read the menu. They must have been far-sighted lenses only. I couldn’t resist. When I was done eating, I excused myself, let them know I was a ‘trained/certified laughter therapist’ and said: “I just have to share this. When you put your eyeglasses on your forehead, were you going for INNER-VISION WITH YOUR THIRD EYE?’ They laughed. (thank goodness!)
Another time, when I was sitting at the bar area and laughing out loud and joking with folks, the one manager walked behind me and spoke into his wrist like a Security person: ‘SHE’S AT THE BAR – SECOND BARSTOOL IN…’ I laughed out loud.
So, after getting to be the CENTER OF ATTENTION and having a few good laughs and a healthy meal – as I was exiting the restaurant – passing the hostesses at the HOSTESS-CONTROL-COMMAND CENTER –
I spoke into my wrist, saying in low-talk: ‘HA HA HELEN HAS LEFT THE BUILDING’. They laughed.
Nothing like having a good laugh with lunch! It’s calorie free, helps with digestion and is the SWEETEST dessert!
Ha Ha Helen Szollosy of LAFOLOT
Living in the moment …
Live Life! Laugh Often!