Last night I had a very interesting dinner. I don't want to bore you with the details but just one of the few highlights. Our mediocre waitress approached the table mid-way through dinner. She told us she had a note from the guy at the next table. She dangled the folded napkin in front of us. I quickly grabbed it. 1. This has never happened to me before and it's been a restaurant fantasy for a long time. If you cannot make your own fantasies come true, who will? 2. The note's author was wearing a fun hat. Anyone with a fun hat is bound to be fun.
The note read: Are you a lawyer? Checkboxes for yes, no, and Hell no.
Hmmm....this is bound to get interesting. I checked "yes", duh. It was time to bring on my alter ego, too bad Aerin was with us because that is my alias. Spelled exactly like that---A-E-R-I-N. Note, my friend Aerin does not spell her name like that; she spells is "Erin" but I decided she needed some flair when I first met her; so it is always Aerin when she is around me and when I need to give an easier name to restaurant hostesses. My name is too complicated. When I'm at the local eatery waiting for a table, it's Aerin not Erin. There is a difference.
I checked yes because if I wasn't so lazy when it comes to education, I'd be a first year or second year lawyer or a picketing lobbyist in D.C.
Of course there was a fun hat involved.
Fun Hatter laughed and said he won the bet. Do we look like lawyers? Apparently, yes. Aerin who is no fun when it comes to ad libbing opted out and said she wasn't one. Ugh. Whatev.
He then looked at AP and she said "no" as well, to which Fun Hatter responded "But you are married to one, right?" WHOA. A fun hat and he apparently has ESP because she is married to a lawyer. Fun Hatter took his premonition one step further and asked her if her husband worked at Thomson and Knight.
I'm freaked out; is Fun Hatter a stalker? or is he, too a lawyer?
Not even close---he is an insurance salesman that cold calls on lawyers. Great. His table buddies were embarrassed and looked like they were in pain when he explained his job to us. I had the feeling that he was used to this. Does he restaurant hop each night sending innocent looking women notes on paper napkins? Is that a new sales tactic?
I hope he can do better than that, seriously he was wearing a fun hat for goodness sake BUT we were at Chuy's.