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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Whenever we travel, we like to eat at a Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives place.

It’s always good.

This time we ate at Norton’s in Santa Barbara.

They are famous for their pastrami.

It was delicious.

We ate at another Triple-D place in Santa Fe called Tune Up.

We sat on the patio and ate chilis rellenos.

It was also delicious.

We have never been disappointed with a Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives place.

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The Protocol for Unattended Bananas

The protocol for unattended bananas


At the airport, there are constant announcements.

They tell you to wear a mask.

They tell you to socially distance yourself.

They tell you to watch out for unattended baggage.

But they don’t tell you the protocol for unattended bananas.

I felt kind of bad when I saw it abandoned on a seat at the gate.

Someone paid a small fortune for an airport banana, and then they left it behind.

Eventually a woman came by and joyfully exclaimed something in another language.

“Oh THERE’s my banana!” is what I imagined she said.

She picked it up.

And then she dropped it while she continued to rush through the terminal.

Again, I didn’t know the protocol.

Should I chase after her?

Should I alert security?

Should I make a fruit salad?

They called my flight, so I had to go.

I’ll always be a little bit bothered that I don’t know how this story ends.