Mark Beeson inspired this post as one of those weird "doo-doo-doo-doo" (cue Twilight Zone music) moments.
Okay, so I've heard of wedding crashers. I've heard of party crashers, but BIRTHDAY CRASHERS!!!?
Our family was celebrating Sophie's 7th birthday at the mall. Five of Sophie's 1st grade friends and her sister all were there. We went to Build-a-Bear and had a great time. We then proceded to the food court in the mall to have pizza and then cake. So we finished our pizza from the pizza place there ($18 for one large pizza - I wouldn't recommend it-BTW), and got out the High School Musical cake. Just as we're doing this, a nice older lady (pictured above) stopped by. Here is the run down of the conversation from that point on:
Lady: "Oh! Somebody's having a birthday!"
My wife, Lisa: "You bet! Sophie's turning 7!"
Lady: "Congratulations! That looks like a nice cake."
Lisa: "Thank you."
(awkward moment of pause)
Lady: Do you think I could have a piece of that cake?
(my wife's wheels spinning in her head)
Lisa: Sure! You can have a piece of cake! What's your name?
Lady: Mary's my name.
Lisa: Here's your cake.
Mary: Do you think I can have a cup of that Sprite too?
Lisa: Um... Of course.
So our friend Mary sat with us for about 15 minutes (between 2 seven year olds) and ate her cake and had some Sprite. One of the funniest things was watching the kids on either side of Mary. They were just eating their cake and stealing glances at Mary. I could see their brains ticking "does not compute... does not compute..." (check out the smirk in the girl sitting next to Mary!)
It was one of those weird moments when you say something like Mark said, "ZOW!"