Stories of Jeff: Part 7 - Sam Way
"Either I grabbed Dave’s hand or he grabbed mine; we had a little moment. Then I looked back and I saw Jeff with this smirk on his face. I tried to go into denial and pretend that Jeff hadn’t seen anything, but I’m sure that that was the point that he knew. Then I think about little moments after that and he played with us. He really played with us.
I remember one time in Paris when Dave and I had had a blazing row. I was really upset. Jeff, bless him, because we were friends, he was just protective of me. He came to my hotel room for a shower. He’s like, “I need to have a shower” and I was like, “Wow, Jeff hasn’t showered for weeks”. And he started going through my whole vanity bag or whatever and pulling out my bust firming cream and God knows what, and really ripping me about it. “What is you women have in here?”
Anyway, that was the time he sat me down and said, “You gotta remember there are boys and there are men, Dave is a boy”. That night I was sort of wandering around and he took his hat and put it on my head and said, “This is the happy hat. This is going to make you happy. You gotta hold onto it until you feel better”. So that became a little bit of a joke.
When Dave actually proposed to me onstage at Arlene Grocery, I remember, after getting dragged up on stage and Dave did this big proposal in front of everyone, Dave said, “Okay, Jeff. Am I a man now?” and Jeff said, “Yup! You’re a man now”.