Friday, August 14, 2009
I was thinking of my experiences in Amsterdam & thought of this great scene. We were sitting at an outdoor cafe, being regaled by our waiter who fancied himself some sort of comedian, about his international visitors. He was the one who told me that he always asks if people are Canadian first so that if they are Canadian & not American, they won't be insulted. Again, hey, thanks a lot!! He was making some stereotypical assumptions that were frankly not very funny when one of his other customers started tweeting like a bird. Next, another waiter made owl sounds. Then our waiter started barking until our entire corner sounded like a cacaphony of various animals coming from waiters & patrons alike. A woman walks by, stops, & starts making cuckoo clock sounds along with the associated arm gestures & eyes rolling. This just cracked everyone up & I started applauding. Everyone else joined in & we created quite the scene--even people down in the canal stopped to see the commotion. Only in Amsterdam--Damn! Loved that city!!