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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Dinner & A Movie ("Just Wright")

Last night a friend and I hung out at Houlihan's for dinner and drinks. The place was hopping with folks laughing, eating and having a great time. Our waitress was a pleasant 17 yr old who was very attentive in taking our order. While we were waiting we observed a young couple at the end of their meal, drinking champagne and laughing. A few minutes later, the woman got up and left. Her date looked around and then followed her out the door. Within minutes their waitress (the same one handling our table) picked up the tab and realized that the couple skipped out on paying her. She frantically ran out the door but this couple disappeared.

My friend looked at me and then remarked, "Who does that? If you can't afford to dine out, don't go and then skip out on paying the bill." The waitress was completely frazzled and ran to get the manager to discuss what just happened. When the waitress came back to our table we learned that the couple racked up a bill of $75.00 before running out. Needless to say, we gave her a good tip and hoped that the couples' tab didn't get deducted from her paycheck. This was simply trifling!

On a lighter note, my friend then suggested going to the movie to see "Just Wright," starring Queen Latifah, Common and Paula Patton. This movie was a modern-day Cinderella tale where Queen Latifah plays the role of a physical therapist, Leslie Wright, who falls in love with a basketball player, Scott McKnight (played by Common) while helping him to recover from injury. However, her godsister/gold digger, Morgan (played by Paula Patton) upstages her at every angle including getting engaged to Scott McKnight until he gets injured and he's no longer viable to her. In the end, Leslie gets her man.

I enjoyed the movie but there were moments where the comedy slowed and it went flat. But it was great seeing Phylicia Rashad and Pam Grier on the big screen. All in all, it wasn't a bad choice for a Friday night!

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