Tuesday, November 21, 2006
"Papa Gump" meets "Tile Lady"...
To make a long story short...
we were down east
to celebrate Mema's birthday. I needed to come back home
and work...Judy wanted to stay longer with Mema.
So I volunteered to take
the train home and leave her the car
to return Wednesday at her leisure.
No problem...I did this once before.
I kinda like it...you meet a lot
of interesting people.
Though to be honest...
I usually just keep to myself. LOL.
to make sure
was in order...
but she seemed
to be enjoying
My train was due anytime now so Judy gave me a kiss and a hug and drove back to MEMA'S.
Waiting for my train, I looked over to the adjoining bench and eyed that nice lady Judy had been talking to. I wonder what she and Judy talked about? Gotta ask...but what can I say to put her at ease.
"Mam...I really love your outfit...is it a Jenny Craig...it reminds me of my shower walls"...
(no response... She must have taken it all wrong. So I tried again...)
"Mam...Is that real Texas AGNER Armadilla? I bet it's easy to keep clean...ketchup and french fries probably just roll right off, right?"
(This woman seemed downright cold...but I couldn't give up until I found out what she and Judy talked about.)
Totally frustrated, I decided to do it Forest Gump style... squeezing my Clover Cola I nudged a little closer and got right in her face and asked...
"Mam...you-ou ev-er sur-uf the-uh net?...
(a little smile appeared)...
"Uh, you-ou ev-er heard-ud of Ver-une Hil-il?"
(little smile)...trying to take it to the next level, I pulled the Forrest Gump line...
"Life is like a box of chock-o-lits.....you never?"...
I was interrupted by loud talking...
I was so into all this I didn't realize a crowd was gathering... I looked up and they began ragging on me about harassing this nice old lady...
"but I was just trying to be friendly and find out what she and my wife talked about..but..."
(Like Newsong say...
just get on board!
I met my
She was cool.
ambient temperature even.
(i think she liked me ok
in spite of all that happened)
Just remember...papa john's place is like a box of chocolates... you never know what you're gonna get...(count on a nut every now and then...LOL.)
STILL TO COME: "Tickle-Me-Elvis" doll and more...