My daughter-in-law, Debbie went to pick up a take-out dinner at the restaurant on a Friday night. She wore a T-shirt from a Hard Rock Café of Budapest.
Ahead of her at the register was a lady who looked back and saw Debbie’s T-shirt and the following conversation took place:
The lady asked Debbie whether she’d been to Budapest.
Debbie said, “No, but my husband’s family all lives in Hungary, and I got the shirt from my mother-in-law.”
The lady then said, “I always wanted to go, but I never did. My brother did. We are Hungarians. Our last name is Sabo, without a ‘z’. Do you know anybody by that name in Trumbull? “
Debbie replied, “Sorry, no, I don’t know anybody, but my last name is Szabo too, with a ‘z’. “
What a small world!
Karolina Tima Szabo is a retired Systems Analyst of the Connecticut Post newspaper and Webmaster of Magyar News Online. She is the proud grandmother of two.