We worked out a plan so that Lyn could join us for brunch before the game. Lyn and I have enjoyed our season tickets for several years and have lots of friends who sit around us.
The game didn’t end in a victory for the Fever, but we had a great time. Michelle got to see how everyone picks on her dad. She felt so bad for me that she bought me a couple of Fever T-shirts. The last time I got a new Fever T-shirt it came flying through the air and hit me in the head.
That evening Lyn and I had dinner at Uno Pizzeria & Grill. They were busy, but it didn’t take long to get seated. Our waitress, who had just been seated with a party of 14, acknowledged us and said she would return to take our drink order.
A minute or so later a waiter told us that he would be back to get our drink order. Lyn and I looked at each other and smiled. Just as we were guessing which of those two would be helping us, a third person arrived at our table. He explained that he had been dispatched from his dishwashing duties to ensure we were being cared for properly.
I was beginning to wonder just how many folks it took to deliver a couple of beers and a pizza. The second waiter – Michael – eventually took our order. We found out later that the dishwasher was named Robert, and he was the manager.
As Lyn and I were enjoying our meal, the first waitress was helping some customers at an adjoining table. When I overheard her tell her customers her name, I thought of a plan.
The next time that Michael stopped to check on us I would explain to him that I thought the waitress might be related to us. I told him that my name was Sun and that my wife’s name was Moon. I then asked him the name of the waitress. He replied, “Star.” For a few seconds he didn’t make the connection. I also explained that our last name was Galaxy. I asked Michael if he would tell Star to stop at our table.
While we were awaiting her arrival, Robert stopped to see if everything was OK. I introduced ourselves to him (with our new names) and explained that we might be related to Star. He caught on pretty quick for a dishwasher.
Finally, Star slid to a stop at our table, and I explained to her that we might be related. I then innocently asked her name. She walked away shaking her head and smiling.