Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The Hope Diamond
I flew into a tirade of sarcasm.
"Oh, yeah. Sure. Let's just go see the Hope Diamond. It's right here in downtown DC to check out at your leisure".
My friend got a real puzzled look on his face, stood up and walked away. I, however, was not finished. I was relentless. I was right on his heels, rambling on and on about how the Hope Diamond was on display here in the United States for all to see.
"Certainly, Governor. I would love to gaze upon the Hope Diamond. And then we could adjourn for tea and crumpets with the Queen. That would be ever so wonderful".
Fifteen minutes later I was standing red-faced in front of the Hope Diamond exhibit inside the Smithsonian.
He never said it, but his smirk did: "You are such a hick from Delaware".
The Hope Diamond was pretty cool, though.