Today was a pretty full day. Part of it was spent pleasently eating at the local "Chinese Buffet". Which is really a good knock off of the "Home Town Buffet" only it has a mongolian BBQ (Great for the Low Carb crew I hang with).
We had the kids with us so I was making multiple rounds to the watermelon trough. I love the endless amounts of jello in small cubed squares almost as much as my kids. SOOOOO we are all sitting enjoying our meal and a smerk comes over the face of our asian waiter. I stop for a minute and then it happens…
The background music suddenly changes from our ethnic light toned music to a very familure tune. And it seems to be turned up. LOUD. Unusually LOUD. Then as if the enormous photo of the Great Wall of China could roll it’s eyes at us as if to say "Oh no they are playing that music again".
No, I am not joking when I write these lines…please don’t ask me if I am joking.
The entire resturant was jamming to the tune of……
"Happy Bursh-day to you, Happy Bursh-day to you! Happy Bursh-day dear Frank, Happy Bursh-day to you!!"
I stopped mid scoop of the chocolate pudding and started silently giggling. Shaking harder with each verse.
The song went into Mandarin Chinese for the second verse. I was now loosing it, and had a hard time keeping my composure for the walk back to my table. My husband leaned over and said quietly
"Happy Bursh-day" This smelled of a familure scene in "A Christmas Story".
From then on it was over, we all got the Church giggles. The ones you try and stifle, and it only makes it that much more funny. TGI Fridays has it’s peppy songs for birthdays and so does our local Chinese Buffet!!
We love going there, and now for all new reasons!!
I would like to add that every word was spoken with a perfect mastery of the english launguage except for one.