Because why not?
I suggested it, because I’ve driven past it many times but never went in.
Today was the day. I considered it a treat for two reasons: I’ve sold some short stories 🎉💃 AND they lifted vaccine passports in my province. 😀
I understand that some people don’t agree with this move. I appreciate why, yet simultaneously I am rather content that a semblance of normal is finally returning. The mask mandate remains in place for now, but there are noises this too shall become optional.
If you want to debate the vax passports or the mask mandates or anything virus related I invite you to do so on your blog. You may express your opinion on my blog if you wish, but if you don’t know how to do this without attacking anyone who sees things differently than you, I will block you.Thanks.
This post is about a funky diner and cool diner food. 😋
The diner was busy but not full. It was nice to see patrons sitting in restaurants. A group of senior men were happily chatting at a large table which made me wonder where the wives were… 😀
They probably kicked the men out and had their own Kaffeeklatsch someplace else. 🤷♀️
The waitress was an elderly lady who looked kind of… I’m not sure how to describe her disposition. She wasn’t exactly miserable, maybe she was tired? The restaurant wasn’t so busy that she was running around, but she did have a steady stream of pleasant customers, mostly couples… I don’t know.
I tried to smile at her but realized I still had my mask on my face.
Once she brought my beverage though I took the mask off and smiled. She didn’t really react.
Soon she brought us our food: I saw a Mexican omelette with hot pepper salsa that looked delicious so I ordered that.
While we ate I looked around the restaurant and noted the decor.
There were many singles records plastered all over the wall, posters of Marilyn Monroe, that sort of thing.
The waitress relaxed a little while she served us, and smiled back at me the third time she came by. I wondered if she was the Mom in this Mom&Pop shop… Maybe hubby was in the back cooking the food.
Later, I wandered to the restroom and snapped some more photos, because I can’t help myself and because I heard your voices in the back corner of my brain telling me to take pictures. 😂
On the way back to my booth I stopped at the register and thanked the waitress for her service. We both had masks on (I put mine back on to walk to the restroom), but she seemed very appreciative of my remarks. She did change her posture somewhat, walked a bit more upright, after our exchange.
These small businesses really suffered throughout these long on-again-off-again lockdowns during the past two years. I noticed they’re doing what they can to make up for lost time: there was a poster in the window that advertised a loyalty points card, and they must have gotten a liquor license because they advertised booze as “now available” too.
I hope the government officials stay true to their word and send in the financial assistance that was promised to them…
By the time we left I was full and now, several hours later, I still feel satiated. I may have a light snack and skip dinner. (Maybe not.)(I was hungry and ate dinner.)(Because.) 😀
So nice to get out again.
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