Today was the day that my friend Carol and I decided we were going to do happy hour at Applebees. We have been trying to get together for weeks! She came after me because I was not going to drive if we were going to drink anything. She said she was only having a couple drinks so she could still drive.
We got to Applebees about 4:30. We ordered a veggie patch pizza and she ordered wine and I got a daquiari (SP) We ate our pizza and talked...then we both ordered another daquiri..we ended up drinking 6 or 8 daquiaris apiece. We were talking and laughing...and just having a great time.
Pretty soon Carol said she didnt feel so good. So we paid our bill and went out to her car. She got into the backseat and laid down...lol. I got into the passenger side on the front. We were going to have to call her husband to come and get us! Neither of us could drive. Then I noticed a man standing outside of the car...I rolled down the window...He said " Are you two ok?" We started laughing. I said "yes, why?" he said "well I noticed you were drinking and I just dont want either of you two to drive!" I said we were not driving. Then Carol and I just howled....you know how everything is funny when your drinking. So we called Carols hubby on the cell phone to come and get us...while we were waiting another woman and I guess her husband came and knocked on the window....she said " Are you two ok?"..I said..." what? did we fall out of Applebees or what?" She started laughing and she said..." no, you were fine..and I was having a great time watching you two have such a good time , but I dont want you to drive". I explained again that Carols husband was on his way. When she left we were hysterically laughing. I said " how stupid do you think we look with you laying in the back and me sitting in the passenger seat of this car?"...then another lady stopped......( can you believe it?)...while I was talking to her, I said " you look familiar" she told me she worked at the bank in the next town from mine.....I said....." Your name isnt Paula is it?"( I just got a new job with a lady in that bank named Paula and I have talked to her on the phone but never met her yet in person b/c her Mom is still in the hospital) I will start working there after Christmas. She said " No, but I work with Paula! By then Im cracking up...I said well dont tell her you seen me at Applebees! Im just out celebrating and got a little too much to drink. Im not usually like this. LOL. I mean...geeze...Carol and I must have been the most popular people in Applebees..lol. And how kind is it of all those people not to want us to drive? My only guess is they must have noticed us b/c we were laughing so much. I dont think we were doing anything else stupid.
Carols hubby finally showed up, bless him. They brought me home and he took Carol home. She was still laying in the backseat of the car when I got out...lol.
But you know what? I needed a day like this. It was great fun, people were kind, and the drinks were superb! And now its 12:30 am and I am completely sober. But I needed a day out with a good friend, a couple ( or so) drinks and lots of laughs! It was a great day!