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Thanksgiving Day at the Sin*a*Gog


Today is the official Thanksgiving dinner over hear at the Sin*a*gog - a new tradition that started when Boz reminded Todd that they still had a Turkey in the freezer that they acquired as payment when they slaughtered turkeys for Shelburne farms last fall. Thus Eastergiving. Or something like that.

Couldn't have picked a better day for it either - I don't think anyone I know isn't hung over. Nothing like a day of relaxing eating and, probably drinking, to cure those ails. There are two films showing for this afternoons pre-dinner entertainment; Downfall and Weekend. speaking of weekend downfall....

Funny story, about a month a go I was at work in the morning, it was slow, no one had come in yet, and the first customer was this girl... Lets call her "Suzy." Suzy, is one of those people that you see around a lot but always at weird times, in weird places, she's kind of odd, to much make-up, a little crazy I'd say, the kind of person that would say... call up a place of business to ask for another employees shoe size, for example. Suzy comes in and wants to hear the new Cat Power, so I open up a copy and give it to her, and she proceeds to put on headphones and listen. In the Meantime I'm doing whatever, straitening rows, checking my email, ending world hunger, solving the energy crisis, breaking down boxes, the usual, When I hear the door shut, and I look up - and that girl is gone; out the door. I look over at the player, and the CD is not there! That bitch stole a CD...

Ok, fine whatever, it happens, I didn't put much more thought into it till about a week ago when I was stupid drunk at the OP, and I saw her again... And, because I'm a smart guy who always does the right thing, I stagger over to her and jab a finger in her face and say "yoooooooooouuuuuu, i knowwwwwwwwww........... you........... what?........... you...........I know, You! You took.... CD from Pure POP! Garrrrrrrrrrrhggggggggggghhhhhhhhhh........." I thought that was just gonna be a laugh riot... No not really.

"WHAT?! WHAT DID YOU SAY!? ARE YOU ACCUSING ME OF STEALING!!! WELL I NEVER" and so on. All up in my face... I did some quick maneuvering though, and walked away quickly, but she followed me and kept on giving me shit, and in my head I was kind of embarrassed but a little to drunk to care, and at the same time I knew for a fact that she did take it so I wasn't to worried about her feelings, but what I was more worried about was the scene she was gonna make if I didn't do something. The only thing my highly function brain could think of was something along the lines of "Oh, ha! Gotcha... I was just..... Flirting? With you...(throws up in mouth.)" That seemed to work... Evidently she gets accused of stealing by guys at bars all the time. I smiled sheepishly and beat a hasty retreat. Yikes.

Why am I telling this embarrassing story... Because I'm thankful, thankful for....

4 comments:

michelle said...

1. i think i might know who this 'suzy' is...

2. JB has my 'Weekend'; you guys can watch it (maybe you already are...). Enjoy the pig slaughter and the cannabalistic commune!

3. I hope to make it, but I will be late; too much work. I am waiting for seeds to germinate. tick toc, tick toc.

4. married to the sea is one of my daily pleasures.

Anonymous said...

Thanksgiving dinner is sooo March 4th.

The Le Duo said...

I USED to have your 'Weekend' Michelle, but after an embarresing night with 'Suzie', I haven't been able to find it!

JB

casey said...

That is a very strange tale, Tanner.