The owner who just had major heart surgery came in again today for another surprise visit. He stops by and says something like he wanted lunch but his secretary is out today and he thinks the receptionist is at lunch. He stops just short of asking me to get his lunch for him.
LOL Because I don't get people's lunches! In fact, a couple of years ago, a new employee interuppted my lunch to say "The owner wants you to get my lunch. I'm going into a meeting."
Really? The owner wants me to get you lunch? To make a long story short I got an overly long apology from her and I still cannot stand her and her holier than thou self. (that's the Sicilian in me)
Not the point of the story though.
I offered to go get his lunch from Mangia Mangia and he gratefully accepted. Could I have gotten a newbie straight from architecture school to go for me? Sure, but sometimes it looks good to be magnamimous, especially when it's the owner.
Soooo I go down to visit Joey and Johnny to pick up Mr. F*****'s lunch and they're talking to....well a couple of guidos to give you the correct visual.
They talking about how they couldn't play the other night even though they planned to. Not enough guys...
Jo: Joey, what were you trying to play? Cards?
Joey: Ya, Jo. Poker. You know how to play poker?
Jo: Yeah, I can play a little poker. *evil grin*
Joey: Jo, you don't want to play with these guys. You'll need alot of money.
Jo: Really? I can bring some money wtih me. You know how to play poker?
Joey: Jo, we play all the time. You want I should take your money?
Oh yes, please!!!! This might get me a buy in for a nice big tournament at Foxwoods! I told him I wanted to play next time and all the guidos started laughing.
Guido: Joey, come on. She won't stand a chance. We play all the time.
Jo: I've played a couple times myself.
Guido: Honey, any time you want me to take your money you let me know.
I think I'm going to crash this poker game! I mean come on! A bunch of old Italian men and me. Who do you think comes out the winner? I could probably do it without a poker uniform, but as Rachael Ray says "Use what you have!".