You are NOT going to believe this. I was just lunching at my local Panera with a friend from our temple. Well, that you may believe. This is the unbelievable part…

As my friend was telling me a story, I looked up and caught a glimpse of a familiar-looking bright pink jacket.

Any guesses? Click here for a hint.

I thought, “Nahh…couldn’t be!”

I didn’t want to be rude to my friend, so at that point I didn’t say anything. Shortly thereafter, I saw the pink jacket and her friend walk around the corner towards the back of the Panera, either to get a drink refill or to go to the restroom. At that moment, my friend excused herself to go to the restroom and I took that opportunity to grab my cellphone and hit the number (it’s on speeddial)*.

She answered, “Hellooooo” or “Whazzup” or something funny like that.

I hissed, “Are you in the Panera?”

She said, “Shut up! How do you know that??”

I said, “Because I’m here too. Look arouuuuuund…”

She said, “I don’t see you; where are you?”

I said, “Look to your left, around the corner!”

I peeked my head around the corner of the wall so she could see me, and we both burst out laughing. She came over and when my friend came back, I introduced them.

“J, this is Manic (I used her real name though!). We met online.”
(It was HILARIOUS to say that.)

We had a good laugh. Now I’m wondering who is stalking whom, especially because I literally have not been to that particular Panera in almost 3 years. It made for a fun blog post though, and Manic, if you’ll notice, you now have your own label here at Suburban Scrawl! LOL


*The exact details of the wording in the phone conversation are sketchy in my memory, but it was really funny.