Okay, so I attended my first Mystery Dinner Theatre tonight. They're all the rage, I guess. In fact I just read something or other in some online newspaper or other to that effect — that they're popular in Canada.
It was fine in a way. I mean the theatre part of it was fine. The actors did well and were funny and stayed in character throughout the meal, even when they weren't actually onstage. They kept hold of their accents well. One was American, one was British, and two had Belgian/German accents. I love it that they could do that. I tend to be able to pick up an accent fairly well, but I can lose it easily too. My French accent will quickly devolve into Italian and from there to Irish and so on.
But I seem to possess a certain amount of Charlie Brownishness. It crops up at certain times. Tonight, for example, there was a pillar in the old restaurant where the play was performed. Of course, I was sat nearer to it than anybody else in the establishmentt. Of course, the stage area turned out to be right on the other side of that pillar. A few people near me had bad sight lines too but none as poor as mine.
If you had told me ahead of time that one seat would be unsighted, I would pretty well have guessed that it would be mine, for the Charlie Brown syndrome does seem to strike me on occasion.