The bust of Bear Bryant which sits on "my" table at the Waysider.
At least two days a week I have my lunch at the Waysider, a restaurant in Tuscaloosa known for its support of the Alabama Football Team.
It is covered with photographs
of the team, the coaches, etc. And there is a bust of Bear Bryant and a life sized cardboard statue of Coach Saban.
My favorite table at the Waysider is in a corner, by the restrooms. It's quiet; it's a bit dark; but from here I can eat my lunch in relative calm and observe the other patrons as they come in. If it's somebody I know, I can speak without leaving my table.
Well, for some reason, probably lack of space -- there is no more space on the walls to hang a single photograph, and I noticed the tables have been slightly rearranged to add another chair or two -- for some reason, "The Bear" has been placed on my little table for two. And there he sits, keeping me company on those days I take my lunch there. Coach Saban, on the other hand, is pointing and screaming something presumably at one of his players. I don't notice him so much, but occasionally I have to move the sugar and butter around "The Bear" to make room for my lunch.
This is the view from my table into the main dining room.