Sunday, January 11, 2009
HA! I bet you thought I wasn't going to get to a post today! But here I am...after a long day of being "normal". I signed up for facebook a couple of days ago so that I could connect with some of Bryan's old friends. A mutual friend of ours, Glenn, "chatted" with me on Friday and we got our families together tonight. I am going to share his story because my brain is not functioning and his is the only one I can remember just now:
Bryan and Glenn worked at T-Bird Diner together in the early '90's. Glenn was a "soda jerk" (yes, that is really what they are called) and Bryan was tending bar. Glenn repeated what so many of the co-workers from Bryan's past commented on at the funeral: "When I was scheduled to work with Bryan, I knew I'd be having fun!". He was such a people person!
Anyway, Glenn said that this shift was the middle of the afternoon and the place was quiet--so Bryan suggested that they drink coffee ALL day. Glenn said okay! So they drank coffee for the eight hour shift. And Glenn remembers this all fondly with a grin! I can't even begin to imagine why any part of that zany plan would be fun to 20 year old guys. But I am not surprised--Bryan was a kid at heart. Even at 36 he loved to "play". He was the one who bought the trampoline, the wii, the fun dvds, the noisy toys-- "for the kids", he'd say. But you and I know the truth. Another excuse to play!
PS (from the original storyteller-Glenn) :
Kelly, I forgot to mention that during that shift while we were "wired" on coffee, we also played baseball behind the counter. We took aluminum foil and made a huge ball, and Bryan went into the back and got a broom, so we could have a bat. Now keep in mind,by now we had at least 10 cups of joe. I'm dying laughing and I have to go to the bathroom. Wasn't there a manager on duty? Great times!!!!!!!!!Glenn
Posted by Reilly Fitzpatrick at 7:53 PM