Sometime last fall I was driving through "downtown" Provo and noticed a restaurant I hadn't seen before, but instantly felt drawn to.
Eight months later (give or take a few), I gave into my inner desire to eat at Sammy's. Little did I know that my two worlds were going to collide in that burger joint.
Nothing strange happened on the first visit. I went in, ordered a burger, and loved it.
On the second visit, I decided to sit on the other side of the room so I could stare at a different wall while I waited for my food. (Their walls are very well decorated.)
It was while I waited on my second visit that I noticed something that rang a bell. It was some pictures from the Nick Jr. show Yo Gabba Gabba.
Suddenly the cogs were going faster and faster in my brain.
I was thinking, "Didn't a Schultz from my stake in California create that show," and "Didn't SAM Schultz do catering in California with his dad?"
Then it hit me, "Oh, this restaurant is called Sammy's. Sammy = Sam Schultz." I was glad to find that connection, which made me love the place even more than I already did after my first visit.
Today, I made my third visit. It was on this visit that my "two worlds" collided.
On my second visit, I picked up a card at the register with their take-out number on it. Today, I decided to take advantage of the take-out, and called in a BLT order. Some dude (Chris? who used to live in P3) picked up, and then handed the phone off to "Brooke." I made my order and then was on my way to pick it up.
When I walked into the restaurant, I could not figure out how, but I recognized "Brooke." (I don't know why I'm putting "Brooke" into quotation marks.)
She wasn't in my ward here at school and I never worked with her at Catering.
And then boom, I asked, "Are you Brooke Webber from Nashville?"
"Oh, my parents are Bob and Diane Johnson, they live in your ward in Nashville. We met last year at Paige's Nashville Party here in Provo."
Not only is she from an obscure place, but I met her in an obscure way. I barely even talked to her at that party, so I should not have recognized her, but I did...
Who would have thought that Placentia, Brentwood (Nashville), and Provo would have all collided this week at Sammy's?
Talk about weird.
I can't wait to see what happens on my fifth visit. (No, I didn't lose count. I made visits three and four today. Visit number four was uneventful.)