July 02, 2008
Site: Lestat's Coffee House.
Time: 9:42 p.m.
The comedy show was starting at 9:30. I got the call from a friend -- "Want to come to a comedy show?" -- just after 9:15, so I hustled out the door and got there as fast as I could.
By then, all the seats were taken. The opening act was underway. The audience was crowding the aisles, spilling out of the performance area and almost into the sidewalk, so Mr. A and I had to push our way to the counter to ask for tickets.
The guy working the entry mumbled something about $3, but it was impossible to hear over all the noise.
I gave it a shot. "There's no room to sit. Could we get in two for one?"
"What?" he yelled back.
"Three?" I asked, my finger wagging between both of us like a windshield wiper. "For both?"
"I said, it's free!" he repeated.
Was that a smirk?