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Monday, May 22, 2017

Do you laugh or get upset?



One of my granddaughters had a gymnastics performance. Of course, she had her own cheering section of assorted relatives.

After the event we all decided to go out together for a late lunch. A new burger place opened up nearby, one of those high quality specialty places. They charge more than I'd normally pay for a burger, but the food really was great. Since the weather was pleasant, we decided to take advantage of their outdoor seating.

Most of us were done our meals and had reached that point where we were nibbling at “just one more hand cut herb encrusted fry.” At that point there was a popping noise. The automatic lawn sprinklers sprang out of the ground and turned on. At first they pointed away from the tables, but soon they rotated to where we were sitting.

There was a hilarious scramble as we grabbed the remains of our meals and hot footed it out of the spray. The owner of the burger place ran out and tried to shut down the sprinklers, only succeeding in getting soaked in the process. He never did figure out the shut down procedure.

He was hugely apologetic and obviously worried we'd be upset. I'm proud to say my people could only see the humor in the situation. We all had a good laugh, pleased to have a new story to tell. I'm sure at some point we'll be at another family gathering and someone will say, “Remember the time when . . .”

Then we will have another good chuckle.

-Sixbears

12 comments:

  1. It can be funny and I'm sure the manager appreciated that you saw the humor of it.

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  2. The manager had a hard time believing we were amused by the whole thing.

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  3. At least you had mostly finished your meals - nice cool off on a hot day (in the upper per 90s her in Houston).
    Good for you and your family ...

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    1. Houston is a bit hot for my tastes. You'd probably welcome a nice sprinkler.

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  4. Things like that don't bother me. My grandfather used to say, after any experience of that nature "if that's the worst thing that happens to me today, I'm doing ok."

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    1. Some things you have to just let roll off your back -or your blood pressure would go through the roof.

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  5. I'd laugh...life's too darn short to get angry.

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  6. Not long after my uncle-by-marriage passed away, my aunt got her hair done and then decided to go put some flowers on my uncle's grave. She was almost ready to leave when the sprinklers kicked on there (this was in Arizona). Surprisingly, she laughed too. She mentioned that they post the times when the sprinklers kick on, but she forgot to look. Oh well, she had money, another visit to the hairdresser was no problem!

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  7. I'm sure the manager was very sorry, but hey...sometimes you just have to make the best of what comes around. Right you are about the memories will make some funny stories in the future!

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    1. He was upset and confused a bit that we were not. That make it even a bit funnier.

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