|Fried Green Tomatoes|
Affinity occurred. About three tables, a total of about 6 people all strangers ended up eating our meals together.
|Tomato & Dill soup|
|Asparagus on pumpernickel bread|
Mia & I were seated first. While Mia picked out what we'd try a table was sat next to us, 4 people. Mia over heard them discussing what to get & commenting on our Fried Green Tomatoes, Mia offered them 2 fried green tomatoes so they could try them too. And Mia suggested to them to order from the menu, we'd be told be others to avoid the buffet. Mia ended up in a small conversation with them off and on through out our meal. While we were waiting on our main course to come out, Mia noticed a gentleman across the way eating the chicken pot pie so she went over to ask how it was. While Mia was gone our sandwich showed up. Again Mia and the table of 4 ended up in a small conversation. Turned out they were Canadians headed to Florida for a cruise.
Towards the end of the meal the waiter came around and we ordered our dessert, when we did the waiter told us the man (with the pot pie) had order the same thing. When the two desserts came out, Mia couldn't wait so she took a bite! WAIT!!!! I needed a picture! The man noticed the distress at our table and offered his pie for a photo. So the photo on this page is actually his dessert and not ours.
Now this may not seem like that special of a meal written out. BUT it was! Six perfectly good strangers ended up in mixture of interactions & enjoyment that brought this already fantastic meal to new levels.
The lesson Mia and I learned on this day is: All meals can be made better with friends & everyone is your friend, you just haven't met them yet.
Have a great day, I hope you meet a new friend.