Super Tuesday

It has been a great St. Patrick’s Day at Buffalo Wild Wings. Was it better than the night of the limo ride in 1989? Probably not–although I’m spending my time at Buffalo Wild Wings with beautiful ladies, in addition to some good people at the bar. 

Actually, the day became fantastic a few minutes after noon. I descended the elevator at the Overland Park Marriott to the lobby. As I exited, I noticed Megan, the lovely associatie who helped me check in last Thursday. 

There was someone else standing next to Megan. Someone from my past. Someone I didn’t know if I’d see again.

Amanda Schelp, where have you been? 

I first met the lovely and warm redhead in January 2012 when I stayed at the Kansas City Airport Marriott. I checked in late that night after covering a wrestling tournament most of the day in Smith Center. Between the eight hours of the tournament and the four hour drive on US 36 and then 32 miles on I-29 from St. Joseph, I was beat.

Not only did Amanda check me in, she offered to take my bags (on a cart) to my room. I tried to say no, but she convinced me to park my car while she brought everything up. Every time I saw her at check in at KCI, I was so happy. I never found her NOT smiling. And she didn’t do it just for me; she did it for EVERY guest, every caller, every person who was there for a convention. 

I had not seen Amanda since August 2013, the last time I stayed at the KCI Marriott. 

When I saw her today, I almost froze. I almost fainted. I didn’t know how she’d react, but it was lovely. 

It only boosted my spirits at Buffalo Wild Wings, where Lisa was happy to see me too. She’s tired. She had a long drive before dawn yesterday, had a long day at work, and then she and Jeff were moving from one apartment to a new residence. I hope she can get some rest tonight and tomorrow before coming back to work Thursday.

Tori is behind the bar tonight. A lot of my old favorites have worked today, including Jaclyn, Raymie and Rue. 

I helped some of bar patrons today as well.

A gentlemen needed his phone charged atround 3:30. Lisa went looking for the micro USB cable, but I offered mine, as well as my portable charger. He was very grateful and very impressed with my charger. 

I gave Mark, whom I met last Friday and said he had seen me here a lot, one of my $5 discount coupons. We also talked quite a bit about college basketball and took interest in the end of a UEFA Champoins League football match.  I also helped him with his tip when he was short on cash. Since it was Tori, I was glad to oblige.

Just after 6:30, a military couple which frequents this Buffalo Wild Wings sat down next to me. We played trivia–I helped them with answers–and I let them use some of my ranch dressing to dip their wings. Ranch is extra with traditional wings on Tuesday, so that saved money. 

I helped a couple with answers yesterday at trivia. Maybe it isn’t all about winning, but having fun. No money is involved, so why not? 

I don’t know how much longer I’m going to stay, but I will definitely be back tomorrow.

Can’t leave tomorrow. Too much fun. 

About David

I am a sportswriter for a group of weekly newspapers in small towns across northern Kansas. I grew up in New Orleans, went to college at LSU and wandered in the wilderness until Hurricane Katrina finally put me on the path to my current job.

Posted on March 17, 2015, in Personal and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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