So, I was staying in a hotel just off the interstate and I had a drink in the hotel bar. A guy had gotten himself locked out on the terrace, so I let him in. We got talking (my accent is a great conversation starter) and I joined him and his wife outside for a drink.
A few drinks later and Scott R. Poniewaz, President of Professional Communications Systems, Menomonee Falls, were best buddies.
He was in town with his family to celebrate his daughter’s graduation from Florida State University Law school. I didn’t even realise I was still in Florida (Tallahassee is the capital of Florida)! Anyway, they were going to have some post graduation drinks at a bar in town that had been set aside for all of the graduates. Scott originally wasn’t going to go, but he said that he would go, so that I could go too!
I’m never one to turn down a party, so we got in a cab and motored over there. We were unfashionably early, but the crowds soon poured in. I spoke to a lot of really cool people and met some of Scott’s family who were all great.
I had a lot of fun. There are no real incidents to speak of, but it was nice impromptu thing that happened. I think that it’s great that in days like these, there are still people with the kindness and generosity to involve some British guy they’ve just met in a celebration like that!