Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Bastille Day Gifts

A minor memory that made me chuckle: at the Bastille Day concert and celebrations near the Eiffel Tower, the security was not allowing people to bring alcohol into the event.  As such, people were forced to ditch their unopened beer, wine and champagne at the chain-link fence.  At some point, a passing wino figured this out, and I watched him scoop some prime unopened alcoholic real estate right out of the bag where they were collecting it.  His eyes were wide at his prize.  Christmas in July; true manna from heaven.  I don't think I will ever forget the smile on his face that afternoon, bottles tucked under his arm.

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