PUBLIC NOTICE WARNING: If you suffer from arachnophobia, this story has not been approved by the Arachnophobia Anonymous Defense League.
You should have been there. It happened so quickly during one of my many East Coast sojourns to Chuck and George’s Dolce Bakery and Coffee Shop located at 36 North Walnut St, Milford, Delaware, 19963. T: 302-422-5760.
I was sitting at my regular table, table #16, enjoying a savory adult Dolce espresso beverage along with a tasty Dolce Bakery morsel when from behind the pastry case, I heard a woman screaming bloody murder. The damsel in distress was our favorite Dolce Barista Joslyn who was the target of a savage great Halloween spider attack.
I wanted to save Joslyn by jumping out from behind table #16 and leaping across the room in a single bound like we see on TV, but I panicked and sat frozen to my chair. I guess my failure to act is understandable. At my age of 72, I do not have that long to go and this spider was bigger than a man hole cover. I could not really afford to get involved, which makes me a charter member of the apathetic society.
The only thing I could think to do was to continue sipping my Dolce beverage. I certainly did absolutely nothing to rescue Joslyn and for that I must admit a certain feeling of shame and embarrassment.
Young Barista Nick, on the other hand, came flying out of the back room with a bug swatter cocked back over his head; ready to strike in his effort to save Joslyn from certain indescribable harm.
Nick’s action-hero response caused the spider to drop Joslyn like a hot Dolce croissant fresh out of the oven. The great Halloween spider was last seen booking down North Walnut St towards the office of Mayor Bryan Shupe obviously oblivious to the Mayor’s mission statement which in part reads, “provide for safety of all citizens of Milford.”
Thank you Nick for being Milford’s conquering-hero. On behalf of all the residents of Milford, Delaware, we thank you for saving Joslyn. Do not be surprised if the Mayor awards you with the Milford Life Saving Award. In fact you might start practicing your Milford Life Saving Award acceptance speech.
In case you readers think I am making up this tale, feast your eyes upon my photographic proof attached below. Photo 1 & Photo 2 prove that my word is my bond when it comes to story telling.