Room service? Send up Cirque du Soleil!

Cedric may be small but he knows some big rollers. For instance,
Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the world's 20th-richest person and co-owner of the Fairmont Hotel chain.

Seems Cedric met the prince when they were fellow master's students at Syracuse University. The budding billionaire took a liking to the little guy, who picked up some extra cash by faithfully shining the royal Mercedes.

The prince never forgot, and presented Cedric with a Christmas gift: a cross-country tour of Fairmont digs that recently took us to Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

Cedric let me come along, but I drew the line at calling him Your Highness. After all, he's a dwarf.


coyote said...

And we know what uppity dwarves can be like...

4th Dwarf said...

(a) I believe you will find that Cedric is a gnome.

(b) Coyote, Coyote, Coyote, you have not seen uppity.

The Independent Observer said...

From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Main Entry: gnome
Function: noun
Etymology: French, from New Latin gnomus
Date: 1661
1 : an ageless and often deformed dwarf of folklore who lives in the earth and usually guards treasure

IO's note: Cedric is not deformed, nor does he live underground or guard treasure (unless you count my autographed photo of Aggie). However, he is a dwarf.

Aggie said...

I always thought of Cedric as an enchanter.

Woodsy said...

Cedric is actually a babe magnet. Remember, IO? He told you that over steak and frites...