Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Awkward Dinner Guests
Wow did we just have an interesting dinner experience...
Today Deno and I dropped in on one of his friends who is going through a pretty hard time. This friend is a bohemian type... artistic, with the eccentricities to prove it. Add to this the fact that he was in an accident fifteen years ago that left him a little brain damaged, and the fact that he has a substantial drug and alcohol habit... well, lets just say we're not dealing with a full tank here!
But he's a nice enough fellow. He would do whatever he could for you. He's sincere and has some interesting philosophical thoughts.
So as he was talking about his recent set of unfortunate circumstances I felt that we should invite him to dinner.. so I did....
The last time the kids had seen this guy was about six months ago. At that time, Josh still had short spiky hair. Now he's been letting it grow and it looks pretty good but it's completely different to how it was before. Sarah of course is a teenager and her looks change as often as the weeks do.. (Love ya honey)
So when our dinner guest arrived and Josh answered the door, he almost thought he was at the wrong house! He came in and saw Sarah and his jaw dropped even more... He was still reeling from having seen Deno's new longer hair style earlier in the day! Luckily for me, I still looked "normal"... frizz and all!!
So he spent the next thirty minutes going on and on about how different everyone looked. While the rest of us ate.
As I mentioned before, we're not dealing with someone on a full tank so it's not like you could just tell him to get on with it..
He started getting into boy/girl type stuff with Sarah and Josh... it was bordering on inappropriate but Sarah and Josh know what he's like and Deno and I were there...
Our dinner guest apologised for his behaviour before heading into his next inappropriate statement.
We were five around our round dinner table but our guest had one half of it, and Deno, Sarah, Josh and I were around the other half. That should give you a little idea of what we were dealing with tonight!
He's harmless but by god will we have some interesting memories from tonight!
No other dinner will ever compare to the one we just had that's for sure!