Friday, February 20, 2009
Hey commish, dummy up means just that!
Last night at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's $1,000-a-plate dinner for the King and Queen of Spain at the Biltmore, several F-bombs were dropped in the presence of the Royal Couple according to the Herald's Lydia Martin.
Now a source tips Random Pixels to another embarrassing international incident that unfolded here on Miami Beach sometime around noon Friday and that may culminate with Spain declaring war on the Beach.
Miami Beach city officials were in a reception line for the King and Queen of Spain at the Wine and Food Festival.
Before the event, the city officials were briefed on proper royal etiquette which included what to say and what not to say, and above all the officials were told that under no circumstances were they to touch their Royal Highnesses.
In other words, to paraphrase Archie Bunker, "dummy up!"
Fast forward -- King and Queen moving along reception line greeting city officials when Miami Beach commissioner Jonah Wolfson - dressed in a "raggedy t-shirt and jeans" - reaches out and touches Queen Sofia's arm and asks her, "Hey Queen, can I get a picture?"
A security man quickly intervened and corrected the commissioner, "Please address her as Your Highness or Señora."
Needless to say the commish didn't get his Kodak moment!
No word on the current whereabouts of the Spanish armada.
Posted by Bill at Friday, February 20, 2009