Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Some things never change.
We were out on the boat all weekend and had dinner at two of the old time lake hang outs. Saturday night we were with a group of friends having dinner on the deck at Bayside. I excused myself to go to the bathroom. When I was walking back I found my self face to face with "Joey" (I was wearing 4 inch wedgies so this guy must have been no taller than 5' 8")-literally I almost ran right into him. I smiled and tried to scoot around him, but before I got away he grabbed my arm (and I'm not making this up) and said "How you doin?" Now if you are not a "Friends" fan you can just skip this part cuz you just have to be hearing "Joey" say it. In a rare moment of being quick (I usually get home and think of what great thing I should have said) I looked him up and down, winked and said (in true "Joey" fashion) "How you doin?" and quickly slipped away laughing. Then Sunday night we ended up at Fletcher's with the kids and I spent some time looking around. These are the places we hung out in high school (when we could sneak in) and college. I assumed the place would be overrun with college kids. Guess what...it was overrun with the exact same people that were there 20 years ago. The only youngsters there were either with their parents or part of the staff. We ran into several friends and even parents of friends. The same old place filled with the same old people. The only difference was the size of the bellys, the "character" around the smiles and perhaps the size of our boats. A bunch of 40 year old drunks flirting with other peoples wives. These places just may go out of business if this group ever grows up...what am I saying "if"? I don't think they will have to worry about that...long live the lake traditions.