Monday, May 11, 2009
It was in San Francisco that Chas and I met. Then, he was "Chuck" (funny story): Chuck and I met while working at a restaurant together. I was the cute hostess, and he was one of the waiters. We were thrown together by two men, a father and son. The two men were of an older generation (the son was in his 50's). They would come in regularly and have me seat them in "Chucks" section. The father would say, "That guy really likes you...." in a whisper and a wink. The son would smile and nod..."yes, he really does.". "You're quite a catch!". I would always reply: "Awe, thanks guys!....you're sweet, and our best customers!" turn to leave and go back and say "I think he's a pretty good catch too!" (not too loud).
Little did I know these two guys were working on him too: "you know if I were half my age, I would pay $30,000 to be in your shoes! That girl is a catch and you should snatch her up quick!" Later, Chas told me this is when he really thought about asking me out. We started hanging out as friends and he would invite me to bbq's and parties. We ended up getting together 11 years ago this month.
When my Gramma met him as "Chuck" she only met him for a short second. She didn't really get to know him. After a 1 1/2 of dating Chuck stated he never liked the name "Chuck". It was something friends started calling him, he preferred Chas (the name his mom called him). He didn't like the "Banana Name Game" "Chuck Chuck Bo Buck Banana Nana Bo Buck....." or the "Whats up Chuck!" (get it: UPCHUCK). So I started calling him Chas. It took a while, but we all took to it well and when we got together with my gramma for a dinner at my Aunts and Uncles house she was floored with him. He brought his guitar and played a little for her. She thought he was sweet.
Later she told me: "I am so glad you got rid of that Chuck fellow and got with that Chad.....I like him better!"
I then replied: "GRAMMA! Chuck and CHAS are the same guy! AND it's Chas NOT Chad!"
Gotta luv the Grams!
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at 7:30 PM Posted by Kalei