Recently, I was in Singapore and had dinner with Jason Gorud.
The French restaurant we went to was exceptional, but today’s blog is motivated by a brief encounter with mediocrity…
I arrived 20 minutes before Jason, so I sat at our table and read the news on my phone.
Although it was only 7:40pm, the restaurant was nearly full.
An American and a Singaporean man were sat at the table next to ours, and they spoke loud enough for me to hear everything they were talking about.
The American was a good looking guy in his early 40s, the more handsome of the two and was obviously a regular at the restaurant.
As I tried to zone out their loudness, a very young (average looking) plump woman came up to the men and started chatting with them … which further distracted me – I got caught up listening to their meaningless conversation.
The american gave the girl his business card and mumbled something about how she should call him.
After she left the table, the guy told his friend that the girl is from Thailand and is a “greeter” at the door of the restaurant. She isn’t a waitress … just a young girl who greets clients when they arrive.
I sat their sort of numbed by what I had witnessed…
A few minutes later, the american excitedly held up his mobile and said loudly, “I got a text from the greeter girl already!”
And then he went into graphic detail, telling his Singaporean friend all the sexual things he planned to do with “the greeter girl.”
He said that he expected “the greeter girl” to be more fun than the “chubby stripper” he had the night before…
Jason soon arrived, and we had a great evening catching up…
I didn’t say anything to Jason about the guy next to our table, and just enjoyed our dinner.
But the next day – on the 45 minute flight back to Kuala Lumpur, I thought about that guy and his “greeter girl.”
And this world we live in today…
I will end this blog with a quote:
“Sex is a physical capacity, but its exercise is determined by man’s mind—by his choice of values, held consciously or subconsciously.
To a rational man, sex is an expression of self-esteem—a celebration of himself and of existence.
To the man who lacks self-esteem, sex is an attempt to fake it, to acquire its momentary illusion.”
Ayn Rand, “The Voice of Reason”