In a recent contest run by NJ.com, Chris Flynn's Main St. Metuchen Pub was named as one of the FIVE best pubs in NJ! Even more impressive, Hailey's was the #1 Pub in Middlesex County!
So it was that The Zany Wizard of Main Street decided to show his appreciation to his loyal customers (yours truly being one) with a hearty, Pre-Super Bowl welcome launched earlier today.
Knowing his Irish heritage and its concomitant penchant for garrulousness, and knowing Flynn's blessed gift for verbal expression, I arranged to attend the gala event, slated for noon. I walked in to the crowded pub at 12:01 only to be informed by the proprietor that his speech had already concluded.
Wait. What? It was ONE minute after his scheduled start time!
As a special favor to me, he offered to reprise his epic speech, designed to express his deepest appreciation to his faithful patrons. So I whipped out my handy iPhone, ready to record what was sure to be a memorable Churchillian homily, stentorian in delivery.
OK, Chris! let it fly!
"Thank you," said Chris.
I waited for more. But that was it.
Thank you. Friggin' THANK YOU?
"Yeah. It's my customers who make this place what it is, and I wanted to say thanks to them."
Sigh. I should have anticipated his reticence, given the way he usually avoids photos like Dracula does mirrors.
So I suppose there's only one thing his loyal customers can say to a speech like that:
And "WE'LL BE BACK!"