Fiction Saturday – Continued
“Good. How about your salad, Dear?”
“It’s a salad,” said Blanche. “It’s okay, but I’ve had better. But you know, we really come here for the floor show.”
Two baby-boomers, married for almost twenty-five years, were out for a night on the town, visiting their favorite restaurant in The Marina.
“Yes, don’t you just love it? A nice little neighborhood restaurant,” said the husband, gesturing with his fork, “that has such great entertainment.”
“The people, the customers, are the show,” agreed his wife, waving her hand in a sweeping arc. “This is the best place to people watch. You get a real cross section of humanity eating here.
Anybody look promising to you tonight, entertainment-wise?” Blanche asked.
Jim scanned the room, looking over the tables and booths filled with diners.
“Yes, those two over there, in the booth near the window.” He pointed with a breadstick. A small piece broke off and fell onto the candle glowing in the center of their table.
“The blonde with the short hair and the cute guy?” she asked. “What’s your take on them?”
“Let’s see.” He adjusted his glasses, trying for just right tilt of his head to see that far clearly. “Judging from the body language, I’d say that it’s not a first date, but they’re not married.”