Saturday, April 01, 2006

Cash, Planes, and Crepes

Last night, I was at the Philadelphia airport waiting for my friend, Janelle. For some odd reason, the planes were all backed up and she couldn't get to her gate. Unfortunately, she had to wait on her plane for an hour after it landed. In these cases, I like to put on my sociologist hat and do some observing.

The man sitting next to me smelled very good. He was very tall and had slicked back black hair. I didn't really take notice of him until he pulled out this WAD of one hundred dollar bills. I have never seen someone with that much cash except when I am watching The Sopranos. He took what had to have been over three thousand dollars and split it up into two rubber bands. It was probably a 30-70 split. Finally, a woman who I am assuming was his wife was greeted by the tall, nicely smelling man with the big wad of cash. He handed the smaller wad of cash to the woman and they walked away, hand in hand. It makes you wonder about their lives and what it is that he does for a living. He definitely would physically fit in with the Tony Soprano crowd. He had a gold pinky ring, a sharp dresser, and THAT BIG WAD OF CASH!

Janelle was finally able to depart her airplane and we took off for my nook of Philadelphia. We enjoyed a nice meal at one of my favorite Main Line Italian restaurants, Primavera Pizza Kitchen. They give you generous portions and their Caesar salad is wonderful. Today, we will go to the Reading Terminal Market and eat crepes.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

My guess is that she was a high priced Call Girl and the 30% he gave her was her up-front cut, while the 70% will be delivered at the end of the weekend for "services rendered", Pretty Woman-style.

They met at the airport, because it was inconspicuous enough to make it look like she was just a woman that he was picking up. But that's just my imagination running wild. That, and the fact that I live in the Porn Capitol of the world and have seen much stranger things happen for a little money.

Leif

Rhiannon said...

I didn't know Janelle was visiting you this weekend. Hope you ladies are having an awesome time! I hope you enjoyed the crepes - I still talk about them.

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