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Monday, May 28, 2007

Race Fans

T and I spent some time at my office yesterday; I was working and she was studying for her most difficult final this semester, which is tomorrow. After our efforts, we decided on an impromptu dinner at Bazbeaux's downtown.

The rain had recently passed, and we sat outside under the awning, enjoying the cool-ish air while we ate. Shortly before we finished, a group of 4 women arrived. They had just come from the race, and whether you were a customer eating inside or outside the restaurant, it was hard not to miss their arrival, what with the shouting and clamoring and general drunken hubbub. They dispersed for a bit, 2 of them off to purchase cigarettes somewhere and the other 2 looking for something that had apparently gone missing, "Why would I take off my race hat?"

They eventually all assembled again at at table behind my back, of which T had a clear view. The waitress appeared to take their orders. I didn't hear the first few requested items, but I did hear one request for a beer. Before I could even make a comment to T about dram shop laws, the waitress said, "I'm sorry but my manager said I can't serve you." As you might imagine, this news went over like a lead balloon.

Activity a notch below chaos ensued. The patron who'd been denied alcohol eventually stomped off, throwing her car keys on the table. Moments later she stomped back, demanding her keys from her friends, to no avail. So she did what any completely wasted person would do: she called the police. To report that her friends would not let her drive drunk. Not one of the brightest bulbs in the box, that one.


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