Hope for a Peaceful Dinner?

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Janet dropped her fork and gasped.  I could feel the disapproving eyes of the couple at the next table.

“Are you OK?” I asked.

“The ceiling blinked at me!”

A sidewards glance at the smirks.  “Blinked?”

“Yeah, right there it opened up and for a moment I could see a tunnel of colorful tile that stretched forever.”

A waiter appeared.  “Is everything alright?”

As I was trying to formulate a response, the ceiling opened and sucked the laughing couple at the next table out of the room.

“Yes,” I told the waiter, “but can I see the wine list again?”

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word count = 100

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57 thoughts on “Hope for a Peaceful Dinner?

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Sorry, I somehow missed this comment from over a month ago!
      Thanks! I’m sorry you suffered bullying as a child,and sure it is hard to get over, even years later. “I’d like to have one of them try to bully me now!” – great attitude!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Maybe a bit harsh, but, as you said, we really don’t know what happened to those people. Maybe they were just sent to a “rude people” part of the restaurant… Always err on the side of kindness, particularly when in this place ;)

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  1. Margaret

    Phew. I bet he’s going to be on his best behaviour in that restaurant. It’s good that the ‘eye in the sky’ is just removing the nasties but can it be trusted? I enjoyed this story. Made me chuckle.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Always be kind when eating at that restaurant! That is my question, too – who (or what) decides what is appropriate behavior and what behavior deserves the cosmic vacuum to wherever? As to “eye in the sky”, after Anne brought up the song, I had to go listen to that one – it’s been a while. Thanks, I’m glad you got a chuckle out of it.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Very good wine, and if the results are like that all of the time, we don’t mind paying the high price… Typically the cosmic payback doesn’t occur so rapidly, but nice to see it does work.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Eye in the Sky by Alan Parsons Project? Yeah, I’m not sure how the “vortex” decides who is rude and gets sucked away, but it might be safer someplace else, just in case…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      A very powerful wink! lol. The main character handed the list back, not wanting to pay 5 times the amount for a bottle in a restaurant that he’d pay if drinking at home without a very good reason. Well, he got his good reason ;) Thanks

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