So as a kid, I remember the older folks joking that “wine is fine, but liquor is quicker!”
As we went for some wine for Shabbat in Fort Lauderdale by the beach, we had a whole bunch of surprises in one evening…
– First, I was more than a little surprised to find a bottle of Manischewitz Concord Grape wine–in of all places, CVS!
– On the way to CVS, we ran into the Jamaican Man, from our last vacation, who makes straw hats on the corner by the beach, and he sees me and somehow recognizes me–next thing I know he is practically embracing me as if I am one of his best friends, high-fiving and fist-bumping me–yeah, me the Jewish boy from the Bronx (this was a riot)!
– On the way back, there is a lady with her kids in tow on the street, and all of a sudden she turns to one of the younger kids and says in her accented English, “That’s almost a $100, you little SH*T!” We could barely believe our ears.
What a lot of surprises all in one evening from the Bronx to Jamaica. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)