|Spice Girl with Brown Thomas (teddy) listens to my story|
"Meet Bobby Orr here today. He will be signing his new book "Bobby Orr My Story"
Two couples arrived and ordered drinks. One asked if he could run a tab. I said "yes, of course, can I have your credit card" I put his card safely in my tiny leather pouch. They ordered appetizers and several rounds of drinks. I chatted with Peggy one of the wives and she told me she had lived in Florida which I found interesting. We talked of travel and all types of subjects.
As I was replenishing drinks at the side bar, Jamie the barman became animated and breathless, saying: "OMG, OMG," I asked what was the matter with him. He replied: "OMG Bobby Orr is here tonight". I said "Who". He said: "Helen, don't start this with me...Bobby Orr is the greatest hockey player of ALL TIME" !! I reached into my pouch and pulled out his American Express card and politely told Jamie that his name was "Robert G Orr"... Needless to say, I was teased for asking this famous star for his credit card before I ran his tab. Others said it was probably the first time Bobby Orr had dined out where his wife got more attention.
Thank you Heather Robinson Lost In Arles
for prompting this story. Heather served Lou Reed in a NYC restaurant