11 hours ago
Monday, February 21, 2011
Some nights the noise from the happy people is quite loud - many people talk much more loudly when they have had a few! Most of the people stop in on their way to and from dinner in the many restaurants we have on our main street. We do not have entertainment, so it is a quiet place for older folks (the over 30 crowd) to drop in and actually have a conversation. Our main bartender is congenial and has customers who come in just to spend time chatting with her.
Sometimes the conversations I overhear are inane, sometimes I wish I was in the middle of the laughter. But being here makes me feel both a part of it and not. Of course now I am working 5 nights a week, including the weekends - so I am not available to go out when most people do. When that changes, I hope I will remember this feeling of wanting to be out more and do it.