Year of the Horse
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!
This story has been on my blog before, so stop me if you heard it. A few years ago we read an ad that a certain Chinese restaurant near Wodstock, Ga, would be celebrating Chinese New Years and the ad read, "COME CELEBRATE WITH US!" It was illustrated. with fire crackers popping into, Champaign flowing out of the bottle, confetti, in general a big happy party. More importantly, they said two could dine for the price of one.
We went. I was having hopes of watching a community of people singing their hearts out, crying, laughing, dancing, firecrackers popping at our feed, paper ribbons, maybe line dance being part of a paper Chinese dragon, and the fun just wouldn't stop.
That wasn't the way the evening unfolded. We were the only two customers in the restaurant. The only people we saw was the waitress, and her child who would peek at us through a door to the kitchen that was partially opened.
However, I read in the paper that about a week later they did have some bang bangs! It wasn't firecrackers, it was a shoot out of a drug deal that went bad.