Chores done and to quell the jetlag haze, we needed a G&T.
No worries, says the lovely lobby guy. There's a shop across the street and two blocks down. We find it, buy the gin and the tonic, check out, walk back. And suddenly remember we have no ice.
No worries, says the lobby guy--they should have it at the bottle shop. So I return and the proprietor greets me with "you stole a bottle of wine."
This bottle of wine
He softens. Walkwalkwalk back to the lobby guy, who thinks this is the funniest story he's ever heard. I ask him if he's seen Groundhog Day and he doubles over ("It's exactly like Groundhog Day!"). Up to the room. Do you have a bottle of wine, honey?
Yes, says Art. Why? (Some of us are a bit more jetlagged than others.)
Walkwalkwalkback back to the bottle shop, triumphantly holding up the wine. Big smiles and all is forgiven.
Way past time for a cocktail...
I absolutely love that you were almost Locked Up Abroad on your very first day! And for wine no less... I think it would make a fantastic episode!ReplyDelete
Heather I'm laughing out loud because it never occurred to me, but you're spot on!ReplyDelete
For those who don't know, Locked Up Abroad is a Nat Geo show featuring people not in their own country who run afoul of the law. If you watch, watch the early episodes, which will make you scream at how stupid people are ("Can I buy you a beer...and could you carry packets of drugs taped to your body home with you?"). I think they've run out of locked-up-abroad stories and are shifting focus now.