Hain't it funny....
One of life's little jokes
thought you'd gone for good......
So I know my blog has been a bit boring lately maybe. Just plants and stuff. Well, I have a funny story for ya'll tonight.
Jack and I decided last night to treat ourselves to dinner out at a restaurant near Birmingham. I was kinda leaning towards Chinese but he didn't feel like that, so we ended up going to another restaurant that served American fare. I had been there a number of times in the past but don't think we had ever gone together. So, we are eating and having an enjoyable time. We were discussing our plans for the chicken coop and garden; something we are both excited about. The restaurant was fairly busy but not crazy and we happened to be seated so that the salad bar was behind me and I faced the main dining area. So, we're eating and talking when suddenly, I seemed to sense, out of the corner of my eye, a familiar presence walk by. I looked up from my plate in time to see a tall man with silver hair headed towards the table behind us. I about choked on my food. As he turned to sit down, facing me, handsome blue eyes caught mine. It took a moment before recognition set in and then a bemused sparkle flashed in those eyes. He looked down quickly and I tried to regain my composure. I was in the middle of a sentence and I just went completely stupid. I had no idea what I had been saying. Fortunately for me, I often act stupid and bizarre so I suppose Jack didn't think much of it. Just another one of those fits.
I have honestly lost count of how many times I have run into the Switchman now. As I sat there in the restaurant I couldn't help but wonder what the odds were, not just this incident, but the sheer number at this point. It's certainly something I've never experienced before.
It is always nice to see the Switchman and I could tell from his amused glances that he was enjoying our somewhat unique serendipity, but I was still glad that I was with Jack. And I couldn't help but notice that while we were carrying on an animated conversation, as usual, over dinner, the Switchman and his date ate in mostly silence. But I suppose some people prefer that. Life is very odd sometimes.