Sorry, I know you'll have that song stuck in your head all day but it really is a small world in RL. A friend who lives nearby started training for his new job recently and has been posting lots of updates on facebook about working in the fast food industry. He is a regional manager for a company which runs a bunch of different chains and so as part of the training he has been behind the counter, manning the fryer and flipping burgers.
Yesterday as I was madly trying to clean the house and get caught up on everything before we head south next week my Other Half called en route to deliver some boats in upstate NY. He was almost at the border when he realized he had forgotten his passport. Thank you 9/11 for making a passport mandatory when entering the USA. In the good old days we would just hop in the car with our driver's licenses or even once with just a university student card (must remember to post about road trips someday) and off we'd go to Burlington, Vermont on a Ben & Jerry's run. But those innocent days are no more. He had driven five hours only to have to turn back while I got in the car with his passport to meet him somewhere in the middle. I suggested that he could just put the boat in the St Lawrence River and row it across to the New York side but he didn't find that very helpful.
So we met along the side of the highway on the outskirts of the city and after I had handed over the documents, he had filled up with caffeine, off we went in opposite directions. But there is just something about spending six hours in the car that makes me crave fast food so I turned off into a Harvey's restaurant and went in to get something greasy and lo and behold who was behind the counter, hairnet and all? My friend. It took him a moment to recognize me and luckily it wasn't too busy so after I had stopped laughing and threatening to take a photo to post immediately on facebook we got caught up and off I went with a particularly tasty burger to get me through the ride home.
So that's my small world story told in a typically round about fashion. Have a great weekend and don't forget to join Midday Escapes for the -
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