No really. For two wonderful summers I had the fabulous fortune to work in Lady B’s bakery at the Bristol Renaissance Faire (and might I add that Lady B is one of the finest women that I have had the privilege to know).
My favorite part of being a sugar wench was receiving kisses on the hand. How I wish that it was still commonplace to receive kisses on the hand….
One day, Will Shakespeare came in, in need of a piece of shortbread and a spot of coffee. He was on a break before performing Hamlet all by himself in less than thirty minutes across the street from our little shop. I served him his shortbread and coffee for a whopping $1.25. He tossed another $1.25 into my tip jar…. I gleefully breathed, “Thank Thee My Lord,” and he kissed my hand and called me a sweetheart.
It was definitely one of my life’s high-points: to be called sweetheart by Will Shakespeare…. What can I say?
And so… at this time in my life when harmless diversions are downright necessary, I am thankful for Google Videos, and YouTube which allow me to relive such wonderful memories.
I’m blushing all over again….