Sunday, May 14, 2006

Is This Really How Our Vacation Will Start?

Picture this, four individuals gather after work on Saturday evening. Two of the people are excited because THE VACATION has officially started. The other two are happy to be off work and having a bit of fun. The four find themselves enjoying pizza at a local restaurant and are laughing over and over.

The four individuals were DM, Sarah, Ben (another banker on my team), and myself. As we sat, eating our pizza, nachos, pepperoni rolls, and turtle cheesecake, a woman approaches the table. She says nothing and makes no eye contact. She is focused and determined. Her eyes rest upon the cheesecake and then she analyzes the left over nachos and salsa. Without a word, she turns away.

The four look at each other, eyebrows furrowed in puzzlement. They then watch the woman approach another table kitty-corner (or kitty-wampus) from their table. With catlike agility, her arm snakes out and before words could be uttered by that table's inhabitants, their pepperoni roll was in her mouth. She turned and walked out the door.

And somehow, we felt a bit discounted that our food was not good enough to steal.