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ODDITIES IN LAS VEGAS AND ITS ENVIRONS

Oddities in Las Vegas and its Environs

During our stroll in the Freemont Street Experience a couple of days ago, my wife and I noticed an “anti-anorexic” restaurant that offers a free meal to anyone who weighs over 350 pounds. Next to the entrance is a mammoth scale. The first person who stepped on it was ecstatic: he weighed 351 pounds. He high-fived his less ponderous buddies and barreled into the restaurant.

Yesterday, as I was on the way to the restroom after having lunch with some friends in Henderson, Nevada, a scrawny, shriveled up woman my own age who was sitting at the bar warmly smiled at me. Before I could get past her, she grabbed my hand and kissed it for a moment. Whoa! How stupefying! I had no idea what possessed the woman to be so fond of me, and I had no intention of finding out. After she released me, I scurried to the bathroom.

As I returned to my table, the woman was gone. I found out that my wife hadn’t seen the encounter with my admirer, but my friends had witnessed it. I then explained to my wife how taken aback I was by the woman’s advances.  My spouse was amused at my unwanted entanglement. It took me a while to feel as lighthearted about the incident. My only consolation was that the woman was patently unattractive. Otherwise, my wife might not have been so cavalier.

Today, while I was having breakfast at my hotel, I scanned the restaurant to get a waitperson’s attention. Instead, I saw a well-groomed young man seated directly in front of me. I did a double-take. He looked like my son a few years ago, especially his chiseled facial features and his nonchalant bearing. I was transfixed. He didn’t acknowledge me as he was eating; I kept staring at him as discretely as I could until he finished his meal. I would have loved to have taken his picture to show to my wife and my son, but I decided not to disturb him.

No matter where I travel, I never fail to see people who make an imprint on me, for better or for worse.

schlomo
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hahaha, schlomo, that was me (jk)...

 

you and Mrs know I so appreciate your LV posts but really, was a weird person approaching in a restaurant any different than what might happen anywhere in major US cities? I don't think so, but correct me if I'm wrong. Sometimes when we are not in our personal safe zone we see things differently? Just saying...

 

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