It’s been decades and my father still hasn’t forgotten: Threatened with arrest, his wife in tears, their anniversary ruined. And to top it all off, he was still hungry.
Every time I hear the story, I ask him how it came to that. My father replies, “I never saw it coming.”
For their anniversary, my parents had gone to a well-known eatery north of Boston. Always a popular place, this night it was particularly crowded.
They waited a long time to be seated. They waited a long time for menus, and for a server. They waited a particularly long time for the meals.