Dolores loved Jim’s surprises.
Voicemail: Max, it’s Dolores. Sorry, but I have to cancel for tomorrow. [Excitedly] Jim said to pack an overnight bag; he wants to take me someplace for breakfast! [Even the click of the phone was excited.]
But not always.
Dolores: Really, Jim? A bus? An overnight BUS?
Jim: What? It’ll be fun.
[Grudgingly Dolores boarded the bus. Jim didn’t notice the grudgingly.]
[At breakfast the next morning after the bus arrived.]
Jim: I think you’ll like the pancakes.
Dolores: You’ve lost your ever loving mind if you think I traveled on an overnight bus for pan. cakes.
Jim: But wait. [Reading the menu] Bread pudding style hotcakes. [Her breathe caught.] With white chocolate and almonds. Topped with a cherry sauce.
Dolores always loved Jim’s surprises.
- Nookies (Chicago, IL)