Charles and I enjoy eating at Macaroni Grill on a fairly regular basis. Last year I went into their bathroom for the first time. I was the only one there. I got into a stall & locked the door when a woman's voice said, "Excuse me." I opened the door & came out. Perhaps I hadn't noticed a cleaning woman, who was going to ask me to leave just for a few minutes. Again the voice, "Excuse me." I looked around, poked my head in all of the stalls--no, I was alone. "Hello?" I asked aimlessly, seeking the source of the voice. Then a man's voice said, "SCOO-zay." I paused briefly, then started laughing uproariously at myself, glad that no one was there to witness the whole thing. It was an Italian language learning track running over the speakers! "SCOO-zay."
The photo is one of many clusters of ligustrum flowers, currently blooming in our front yard.