Hey, we’re out of paper towels!
Blog Guy, I see that President and Mrs. Obama had a little getaway this weekend. That’s nice, especially after those worrisome signs of stress you wrote about recently. So what did they do?
They went to North Carolina and toured the famed Biltmore Estate. It was a rare opportunity for them to see a historic mansion and be surrounded by priceless antiques.
Huh? But they live in the…
Yeah, the White House, I know. They also enjoyed the local North Carolina food.
Is that a good restaurant?
It must be. There’s a roll of paper towels on each table, isn’t there?
What’s up with that card that says “99” on it?
It’s the restaurant’s way of tracking orders, in case the waitress forgets that Order 99 goes to the President of the United States.
It looks almost as if Obama is shouting and making faces.
Yeah, Obama is kind of a clown at restaurants. He likes to holler stuff like, “Can’t a president get some ketchup out here?” and “Who knows ‘Hail to the Chief’?”
Blog Guy, you’re making stuff up again, aren’t you?
Well, yes. This is just an Obama lookalike couple they send out on road trips. The real Barack and Michelle ate at a five-star French place in trendy, elegant, leafy Georgetown that day.
I thought so. There. Don’t you feel better now, Blog Guy?
You bet. Thanks for keeping me honest.
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wait for their food to arrive at the 12 Bones Smokehouse restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina, April 23, 2010.
The Obamas leave a tour of Biltmore Estate in Asheville, April 24, 2010.
REUTERS photos by Jason Reed