Thursday, June 16, 2005

Shirley you're joking ...

Last weekend, Jay and I went for a walk. We wound up at The Park hotel, which has a nice poolside bar.

Jay asked me for a Shirley Temple -- a non-alcoholic drink traditionally served to kids in the States.

I asked the bartender for a beer and a Shirley Temple. He gave me a blank look and said something that sounded like, "What temple?"

I think he thought I was asking for directions to a Hindu temple!

Suddenly, visions of temple priests revering a child movie star danced through my fevered brain ...


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