Tuesday, June 2, 2009

About Face

At Peter's Place this morning, the man at the middle table sat facing the back of the restaurant. It posed a dilemma. The tables are small. If I sat facing him, we'd practically be eyeball to eyeball. But it would seem rude (and backward!) to turn my back on him. So I squiggled into the remaining seat and sat back-to-back with him. It was a tight squeeze, but at least I was facing the front of the restaurant--aka "the right way round." When he got up to pay his bill, I realized he was the mayor--a man who apparently isn't afraid to shake up the natural order of things and look at the world from a fresh point of view. Probably those are qualities that helped him to get elected!

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