Sunday, May 1

A Ten Hour Day.....

gets looonng! But there were respites and bright spots and some humor - so it was all worth it. I left the house yesterday at 9:15 am and got back home at 9:30 last night. But to be honest, there was at least one hour spent in the car (I drove just over 100 miles) and an hour for dinner and an hour killing time in the choir room of a local church, so we could tear down the decor after the wedding.

The first wedding was at Washington-Duke Inn, a gorgeous place and the setting, outdoors on a terrace over-looking the golf course, was beautiful. The second wedding was at Raleigh Country Club, and the setting was almost identical to the first - but on a putting-green type lawn adjacent to the golf course.

The third wedding was a bit unusual. Mel had been asked to place a chuppah in a Catholic Church! A Jewish man was marrying a Catholic woman, and the ceremony was to be officiated by a Rabbi as well as a Priest. We have done inter-faith weddings before, but they are most often held in hotels, clubs or event sites. We got to the church during 5:30 Mass, so we had to wait to set-up. Then, when we found out the ceremony would only take about 30 minutes, Mel decided to wait and take down the Chuppah so he wouldn't have to go back later. We cooled our heels in the choir room and heard some beautiful music during the wedding.

The humor happened at late-lunch/early-dinner. Mel took us to the Golden Corral.  As we went through the line to pay, the cashier was flirting with our helper, a nice young man, who I will call Bill.  A bit later, when he left the table to get more food, she came up to Mel and asked if Bill was Mel's son. Mel replied no, that he was just working with us. She said she was very interested in him. A few minutes later, when I went back to the buffet, she talked to me about him and said she was really interested. Then she gave Bill a piece of paper with her phone number and told him he could call or text, and that she was getting off work right then. Bill was obviously a bit embarrassed, and said (to us) "It's never this easy." 

She hung around for a while and finally left - or so we thought. As we excited the restaurant, there she was, sitting on a bench with a few other people. When she saw us leave without saying anything to her, she went to her car. We teased Bill for a while, and when we were at the church, taking about her, I said..."Mel, you'll notice that he hasn't thrown her phone number away....lol....he only wants us to think he isn't interested, and he'll call her later." At that point, he dropped it in the nearest trash can (which was actually a recycle can for drink cans).

That girl was not bad-looking at all, so I can't imagine she had that hard a time finding dates. Why she thought it was necessary to come on to him that way is a puzzle. She turned him off with her bold flirting. Take a lesson, girls, most guys don't like it when you are the pursuer - especially if you do it as strongly as this girl did.

13 comments:

Pat said...

I don't call driving for an hour exactly restful:)
Another bit of humour - I'm wondering how you excited the restaurant?
On another topic what did you think of the trees in the abbey at the Royal Wedding?
After the initial shock I thought they added to the atmosphere.

Grannymar said...

You do work very long days.

The trees that Pat mentioned in Westminster Abbey for the Royal wedding, will be removed and planted at Highgrove, one of the homes belonging to The Prince of Wales.

Tabor said...

Regarding the girl...she was OK in giving him her phone number. But that should have been the whole flirt thing then and there.

I am in the mood for a 9 hour workday!

Imaginography said...

It may have been a long day (and kudos to you for that) but it sounds like you had a bit of fun too : )

I think it was okay for her to give him her number but then she should have left it at that. Seize the day and all that! :)

tiff said...

Say you're interested and go home. Boys like to be the hunter, IME.

10 hours is good long time to be at work, but if you enjoy it the time does fly.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

What a Day!!! I loved reading about the Interfaith Wedding in the Catholic Church with a Chuppah....GREAT!
The young man and his flirty young lady---Well, I wondered if he was so embrassed by everyone teasing him that THAT is why he threw her phone number away....Too much attention on him, possibly? LOL!

Gilly said...

My, you do see life over there in N. Carolina!!

I didn't think RC churches would sanction a Jewish-RC marriage, let alone allow a ceremony with a Rabbi in their church?

But you do work hard, look forward to seeing photos soon!

*Honest Abe said...

She was probably one of those girls guys already know about...

Granny Annie said...

I'm sorry but we're not that impressed with our cashiers at the Golden Corrals we've visited. Could be she's desperate for any escape she can find.

Arkansas Patti said...

What a long day. More power to you for holding up.
That girl sounded like stalker material. If she is that pushy at first, think how she would be later. Glad he threw it away.

srp said...

Well, I suppose if the guys are going to be too shy to flirt... someone has to do it! Sounds like a really, really long day!

Lynn said...

Sounds like a very long day, but good.

Beverly said...

Interesting...does Mel do only big weddings? Your posts are generally about rather grand affairs at posh places.

I think it's really neat that you get to work with him.