Friday’s Feast #180
Have you ever played a practical joke on anyone? If so, what did you do and who was your victim?
Wow, I can’t remember playing a practical joke on anyone for a long, long time. One of the most memorable ones I ever played was many years ago. My friend Jackie was in town for a visit so we took her to Fanny Anne’s Saloon in Old Sacramento. The bathroom doors have old-fashioned signs on them similar to this one.
It’s a local tradition to take visitors there and then watch them try to decide which restroom to use. The correct one is not the one bearing the word associated with your gender. The correct room is the one to which the finger is pointing. So the men’s room door actually bears the sign that says “women” and vice versa.
We watched Jackie as, sure enough, she went into the men’s room where there is a collection of license plates from all the states hanging on the walls. As she was standing there admiring them, a gentleman came in and politely pointed out that she was in the wrong room. Being a New Yorker, she wasn’t having it — until she looked down and saw the urinals. When she came out quickly, looking totally mortified, we were right there whooping and laughing.
What do your salt and pepper shakers look like?
They match the dishes so I have several different sets.
Where is the next place you plan to visit (on vacation or business)?
Fresno again tomorrow night for a band concert.
What kind of lotion or cream do you use to keep your hands from getting too dry?
I rarely use hand cream or lotion, but if I do, it will be one of the zillions of travel-sized bottles I’ve collected in various hotels. I usually have one in my purse. Currently, I believe it’s Nutrogena, but I don’t remember which hotel provided it.
Make up a dessert, tell us its ingredients, and give it a name.
On a warm summer night when I want to splurge, I pour some Bailey’s Irish Cream into a tall glass of ice and add club soda. It’s delicious and refreshing!