Mugshot Monday - “Mickey’s Dining Car” coffee mug with special guest appearance by Christopher Pollard
Mickey’s Dining Car in St. Paul is a great place for breakfast regardless of the time of day. They’re even open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you’ve never been there, it looks like an old-school railroad dining car — and it’s super cozy.
Mary, our waitress, was full of sass and (rightfully) gave me grief for wanting a Mickey’s branded coffee mug instead of the plain white one I was originally served. Chris got one with a logo, after all. “We don’t have many of them. He got the last one. Dontchya know you can buy your own? Geez.”
So I bought one.
Mary eventually asked about Mugshot Monday and I showed her the gallery of photos on my phone. “I hate these phones,” she said. But she mentioned she owns about 200 coffee mugs! She said her favorite coffee mug, the one that was her dad’s and that reminded her of her dad, was stolen from the diner one day. That’s just terrible.
Mary asked about our kids, told us about her grand-kids, and mentioned her dad was a sign painter back in the old days. “They don’t need sign painters no more these days. It’s all done by computers. But the signs, they don’t look good.”
It was fun meeting Chris (and Mary) for breakfast today. Actually, Chris’ Mugshot Monday shot turned out WAY better than mine did: