MyPalSal and I had treated ourselves to a girls’ pamper day. In the morning we had spa treatments and then tootled off to Kalk Bay. We trawled the shops, wearing our purchases as we went along; scarves, hats, necklaces, rings …

Feeling glittery and beyond fabulous, we decided to stop for cocktails at a sidewalk café that had low-slung couches with fat, comfy pillows on which to lounge. We were seated by the waiter; I ordered a Margarita and Sal a daiquiri. Oh, we were having a fine time!

And everyone was staring at us! Waiters waved fingers in our direction and entire tables swivelled to look. We became more full of ourselves with each passing minute.

Eventually we decided to move along to our planned lunch and haughtily picked our way to the exit, noses in the air.

As we got to the car I realised I’d left my sunglasses behind and darted back to get them. When I walked to where we had been sitting, I noticed something I hadn’t seen earlier.

We’d been sitting in front of the menu, it was written on the blackboard-painted wall behind our couch.

Pic: harbourhouse.co.za/sirocco


20 Comments Add yours

  1. Sometimes life’s lessons sneak up behind you.
    Still, it might have been better if you hadn’t forgotten your sunglasses. It would have been a brilliant memory to take away with you.

    1. Krokodil says:

      but this way its poetry 😉

      1. theonlycin says:

        It was a lesson indeed @ Richard.
        Thanks @ Krok.

  2. lyndatjie says:

    Every time I read this I cringe with you…. (but damn its funny!)

    1. theonlycin says:

      Haven’t ever been back to that restaurant *cringe*

  3. adeeyoyo says:

    Bwahahaha! Do you remember that programme ‘Was my face red?’ – Never mind it could have been worse, lol.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I never saw that programme adee.

  4. nrhatch says:

    Ha! That’s brilliant!

    Reminds me of a t-shirt slogan I saw yesterday:

    “Accept Your Irrelevance.”

    1. theonlycin says:

      Love the slogan 🙂

  5. grandawn says:

    How lucky for the patrons that they could see the menu when they looked at you girls!

    1. theonlycin says:

      lol! Sharp comment 🙂

  6. Val says:

    Does this mean you two were on the menu? 😉 Damn funny story!

    1. theonlycin says:

      We felt soooo foolish.

  7. opoetoo says:

    too funny.

    grandawn is cracking me up too!

    1. theonlycin says:

      grandawn is hilarious!

      1. grandawn says:

        just trying to keep up with you, Cin. 🙂

      2. theonlycin says:

        Hi Liane, I used ‘swearing’ quite loosely, in this case the blasphemy may be offensive to a reader’s religious beliefs.

  8. kangoo says:

    lmao…. i can just imagine… i know which one it is, so everytime i ride pass, i will chickle….*giggle giggle*

    1. theonlycin says:

      And you pass there daily, don’t you? *smiles*

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