Never mind the fact that a Diet Coke costs $10.00 there. But, it was the experience that was so enchanting. On every table a real candle was burning, leaving strands of wax all over the place. The wooden floor creaked with every jostle of a stool. The smell of old ale and cigars wafted through the narrow halls and low hanging ceilings. The sound of belly laughs and pint glasses sliding around the bar cutting into conversations. The taste Yorkshire pudding and roast potatoes with gravy comforting the soul. And then there was the company:
Sitting at the table next to us was none other than the Saturday Night Live Comedienne, and Bridesmaids front lady, Kristen Wiig. It seriously took me like an hour to confirm her identity because in real life she is so tiny and discreet. We formulated that she was with her "lover" and really didn't want to be noticed. But I couldn't help myself and totally asked her for a picture. She very politely said she'd prefer not to since she had just downed like 10 shots of whiskey. I looked down at the table and lo and behold, there were the glasses to prove it. I blushed a little for being so thoughtless, but she wouldn't let me feel bad. She preferred just to talk to me.
So the moral of the story is that graciousness and generosity matters. No matter where you are, who you are, or who you are with, you can show grace and kindness to those you come in contact with in life. I shall call this "The Lesson of the Punchbowl." :)
Anybody else think Kristen Wiig is way rad? She almost won an Oscar last night!