Ellen Million (ellenmillion) wrote,
Ellen Million

A very random story...

Once, I had the waiter surprise my husband with a candle-lit dessert on his birthday. We were traveling... somewhere. Edmonton? Canada somewhere, I think, and we went from our cheap hotel down the block to the not-cheap hotel for dinner. I told Jake I was using the ladies room and snuck over to the hostess counter, where I explained the occasion. We had only just ordered our dinner, when a trail of waiters marched past our table to some unsuspecting couple across the restaurant singing happy birthday.

'It's not my birthday!' the poor man protested.

Confused waiters milled.

I had to flag them down and explain that it was for Jake - spoiled the surprise, but twice or three times as many laughs.

Sometimes, the oddest things well up in your memory.
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