Visiting a particular Café & Bistro, at any time day or night, which always seems to be open yet ‘appears’ to have opening and closing times, takes a bit of getting used to… as do the ‘regular’ faces when seen in a different place or role; for examples, the one known as the Gatekeeper last month provided valet parking for attendees to the Jewellers’ Consortium Open Mic Night – he missed most of the night spending more time out parking cars, as did the lady who usually sits in her reserved booth sat instead in the Gatekeeper’s Lodge with the Gatekeeper’s dog. A well-dressed Tall, Thin Man, usually seen at the end of a darkened corridor entering and emerging from the Manager’s office, was replaced by a (or the) Sophomore… the lady Bartender was nowhere to be seen, off in a different bar or something, and the lady who was usually in the kitchen was on the bar (with that one who’s sometimes in the kitchen with her).
These theme nights the SSC&B put on really do prove popular, depending on the event there is always a character there to be seen who manages to fit right in, like a hand in a snug-fitting glove.
The Supervillains’ Fancy Dress Ball was a hoot, made all the more funny by those known as ‘The Proprietors’ deciding to paint bars on the windows on the opposite side of the room to the long bar, as well as dressing up as superheroes… and the house punch was extremely popular thanks to the fourth shot free marketing (every shot was actually free, but by the end of the night nobody knew what had been paid for and what hadn’t, although, oddly, the takings were up… and not by the supervillains!)
The next forthcoming event is a Poetry Slamdown… a refined evening of culture, classically enhanced with marble statues and red velvet drapes, provided with the finest wines from green and reddish grapes.
I’ll be there as usual, being The Observer, watching everything from the shadows, seeing the out of place out of place, the out of sight out of mind, and the out of the ordinary blending in magnificently in the place that is welcoming to all… but the question is, who will be the first to slam down?
A second Six Sentence Story this week, and a ‘Café Six’ to boot… ‘valet’ being the prompt word from Denise, at Girlie on the Edge, who runs this writing challenge.
As for the Poetry Slamdown… slots are filling fast, but with this being the Six Sentence Café & Bistro, there’s still plenty of room available… and I’m sure more details will be along shortly!
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