Welcome one and all to Chris’s Corner of Conundrums and Comprehension. This is my first of what will eventually be multiple guest posts on lifebeyondexaggeration.
Megan and I are currently working in Alaska for a dinner theatre show in which we portray actual, historical figures. Well, I portray Harry Karstens, first superintendent of Denali National Park, and Megan plays a showgirl based on real-life roadhouse showgirls who existed during the time of the gold strike on the Klondike and in Alaska.
I say all of that to say this: wouldn’t it be great if you could go to restaurants where your servers portrayed (my new favorite word apparently) characters from your favorite books/television shows? For instance, imagine a Game of Thrones-themed restaurant. Would you ever trust a beverage delivered to you by Olenna Tyrell? How long would it take to get an answer about dinner and drink specials from Hodor?
Guest: What are the specials for this evening?
Guest: Uh… could I have that rare?
A flash of fire to your right might draw your attention to Daenerys Targaryen at the next table over, finishing and serving Bananas Foster. Would Eddard Stark be constantly bothering you while you ate your appetizer, assuring you that “your meal is coming?”
Of course, men would most likely be eating alone at this restaurant due to the fact that Jon Snow, Rob Stark, and Jaime Lannister would be tending the bar. But no need to fear, gentlemen. You’ll find yourselves surrounded by hordes of gorgeous, if somewhat slightly worn ladies in Lord Baelish’s Cigar Room. And don’t be frightened. Tyrion is only in the restroom to provide you with a paper towel with which to dry your hands.
I hope you have enjoyed this brief visit to Chris’s Corner of Conundrums and Comprehension. Until next time, I leave you to ponder the following: what would have happened if Harry Potter had shared his Felix Felices with Dumbledore on the eve of the search for the locket?