I met two dear friends for dinner this past Friday night. Nothing untoward about that. And normally I wouldn't write a blog post about it. But, something happened at that little establishment that was so out of the ordinary, so... unheard of these days, that I felt it earned a spot on my blog this month.
Pull up a chair.
I walked in to meet KM & KT (not their real names) and spotted them at - you guessed it - the corner table by the window. There they were, sitting across from each other, smiling, talking, laughing. Dare I say...holding hands. Nothing outlandish there either. Anyway, I greeted them with big hugs, sat next to KM and was immediately approached by a darling waiter from whom I kindly ordered a pomegranate martini, please (thank you very much).
They were just finishing their dinner and so we ordered a (delicious) dessert and continued with our conversation. When finally the waiter came over to drop off the check, he stopped and said to us, "I just have to tell you guys how awesome you were." (umm, yes, we know, but...huh?)
He proceeded to tell us that he loved waiting on us because we talked to each other, laughed...basically were engaged, rather than texting, talking, posting and/or tweeting on our respective phones. Wow. This guy must see a lot of that. Sad.
It could be that he was just gunning for a good tip (he got one), but I think he meant it.
I am thankful for great friends, silent phones at restaurants...and good service : )
Have a fabulous weekend all. And Happy Mother's Day to all us Mamas!