A new location has been added to the list. To which list do I refer? I could call it the "Relative Time and Space" list. This is the list of places in which time becomes somewhat blurry ("timey wimey stuff"). When I go to such a place the expected return times are rather, should we say, relative.
My wife keeps a list of such places. Here is an example. "Honey, I'm going to stop by the Brewshop. I just have to pick up one thing. It'll take about 5 minutes." This has been translated to mean, "I'll see you in about an hour...and a half." And why? Because they are good to me at the Sanford Homebrew Shop. I get to talking beer and brewing and the time simply melts away.
The new addition to the list? ABC Fine Wine & Spirits in Lake Mary. I get there, and from the beginning the sheer amount of craft beer choices almost puts me into a decision coma. What is worse, if I begin talking with the Manager about the newest craft beer additions or to a Distributor behind his/her sampling table, then heaven help us all. Might as well plan on the dinner getting cold.
We've been married a long time, and she is a smart woman. "Honey, I'm stopping by ABC on my way home." She has learned this means to add another 30-40 minutes to my commute time. What can I say, the place is good to me.
And yesterday was no exception. It's a good thing I had a coupon...too many good finds from which to choose. (Sadly, I did have to leave some behind.)
Oh, there is a coffee stout missing from the photo. That was my penance of sorts.
Life is short, talk about and drink good beer!