Chickens in the Basement

I love to write and I love to laugh. When I write, I get to the point quick. My stories would fit on the back of a postcard. They usually make me chuckle. And you know what they say, "It's all about me!"

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Ignorance is Bliss Until...

Tonight, we headed off to a Durham Bull's baseball game to see one of my old-man-friends sing the Star Spangled Banner. Who knew the seated tickets would be sold out and standing room only was even an option? Twenty eight dollars later, we were walking around the stadium looking for a fence to lean against.

We saw an empty picnic table and headed in that direction. We would be able to see Hy, a WW II veteran and USO volunteer, stand on home plate and sing. We had about 15 minutes before the game started, so we grabbed a plate and headed through the line for some food. Once we got close to the end of the line, I realized there was no cash register to pay. The lady behind me said, "That's the beauty of these tickets!"

DING! DING! DING! Somehow we had wondered into a private box, loaded plates...Tony even had a beer in one hand, and no one had stopped us! Do we throw everything away and leave or do we shovel down the food and leave quickly and hope no one confronts us? Before I could make the decision, the boys were happily chowing down and wondering why all I had on my plate was baked beans. I just couldn't add a burger once I knew we were gate crashers!

Sotta voce', I whispered, "Eat quickly!" Not knowing who had invited all of the folks in the box, I didn't know if they were watching us. Hiding guilt is not my specialty! Just one look and he would know we didn't belong.

Thank heavens everyone wolfed down their food. As we were leaving, I think the owner spotted us and started our way. We avoided eye contact, fled up the stairs past the security person who had returned to her post, and blended into the crowd before we could be confronted!

Hy sang beautifully! I was so proud of him and so ashamed of us! Happy Fourth of July!

15 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

How funny!! Well you didn't do it on purpose but still I know you were embarrassed. Glad you got to see your friend sing!

Zootsuitmama said...

That sounds like something that would happen to Lucy and Ethel, or ME!! Glad to see youre back! Zootsuitmama

Foothills Poultry said...

Don't feel bad.

1. It was not intentional.
2. The food was already plated by the time you knew and would have gone to waste if ya'll hadn't eat it.
3. Hmmm...was the food good? LOL

~~Matt~~

Leah said...

Don't feel guilty! you were an accidental gate crasher; It was a gift! :)

Ninny said...

How funny! I hope you didn't have heartburn over it! (heeheee!) That happened to us once. We had walked all over Sitka, Alaska looking for some darn Russian cemetery when we happened upon free food. After we got through the serving line, I overheard someone say, "Bunch of tourists." Ooops. We had gate crashed a party for "Valued Bank Customer Appreciation Day."

Liz

Jill said...

Oh my goodness your posts are so honest and funny! What a hoot! Sounds like something we would have got messed up in. Have a great week!
Jill

Sharon said...

I am blushing for you. oh dear....

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

Can't imagine any harm done here. Hope you had fun. At least you felt badly about it even though it was all an unintentional comedy of errs so to speak!

LemonyRenee' said...

ROTFLOL!

LindaG said...

Aw. I feel for you, but as everyone said, it wasn't your fault. If the security person had been doing their job, it wouldn't have happened.

Hope you enjoyed your day otherwise!

:)

Amber Von Felts said...

Hahahahahah! I love it! Just think of it as an accidental upgrade. I'm sure they had food leftover anyway, enough for you guys and them some! Tee Hee!

Mary said...

Anna I'm in Canada - burning up as it's as hot here as in NC!!!

Laughing at your posts as I whiz thru while waiting for Jasmin to get out of the shower. Glad you like the job - funny time at the Bulls game - sorry your boys are bored, and hope Will is careful.

As for chickens - I think I'll pass on that episode but I don't blame you!

Hugs - see you later I hope.
Mary X

dobco said...

Too funny! We have been to games there as part of a group. We didn't know anyone there either so you could have fit right in!

Vintage Christine said...

I hope you left a little baked bean fart as you fled. What a great story!!!

Stacey said...

That is too funny! So glad you didn't get caught- That would have been an awkward moment!
Excited about coming to see you all in August. How does an early lunch sound for Sunday the 29th? Perhaps 11:30 or so?
Hope you're doing well and continuing to enjoy your job!