This morning, we drove over to Durham to have breakfast with my sister Kelly at a place called Alivia’s. Within the span of five minutes, Van had commented on the plants that had been placed in the firepits, the legs our table which happen to have all different lengths and designs, and the menus, which had these tiny scrolly metal corners that he liked. But the one that made Kelly and I spit our our coffee, was when he commented on the waitress’s tats. She had some on her shoulder that were easy to spot, but there were others.
Van: Did you see her tattoos?
Kelly: Yes, the ones on her shoulder, I think they are from Alice in Wonderland.
Van: Yes, there are those, but did you see the ones on her wrist?
Kelly and I: No.
Van: They are tattoos of Mario from the Wii game.
Me: No, but we will take a look when she comes back out to our table.
Van: Well, when she comes out of the door from the kitchen, she usually opens the door with her right hand and carries the food with her left. When she takes the turn there (points), her arm turns around and you will be able to see them even if she doesn’t come back to the table.
Kelly and I just stare at him.