6/5/10

Up, up and away……



I’d like to offer a few words of advice to the older gentleman (with totally wild, long, gray, crazy hair that was in a pony tail) who was standing in front of me at the 7-eleven waiting to pay for gas on Friday afternoon. From the looks of things at my end, I could tell (and smell) that you had a long, hot day filled with manual labor before stopping for gas on your way home from work.

However, when you ask the clerk for rolling papers and she asks, “For cigarettes?” I’m GUESSING you should immediately reply, “YES!” (Just a hunch.)

The long pause and confused look amused ME, but probably not the fellow behind me.

Oh, you didn’t know who that was? He was wearing Oregon State shorts and a T-shirt and was holding his daughter’s hand while waiting to buy her a Gatorade before her t-ball game. He’s my neighbor.


Oh, he's also a cop.



(Do I have to teach EVERYONE in this town?)



33 comments:

a Broad said...

LOL, Excellent !
( and imo.. some people just don't learn .. all the good teachers in the world aren't going to make any difference) ...

Joanie M said...

HAHAHAHAHA!!!

Gigi said...

Toooooo funny!

Lori said...

bahahaha! Love it.

Missy said...

LOL! I haven't heard anything about rolling papers in years! This is hilarious!

That one girl said...

OMG that is sooooo funny!

Sue said...

Once a teacher, always a teacher, and YES, it sounds like you do, indeed, need to continue the lessons in life. Even if men are older and smelly!!

Take care, Sue

Brian Miller said...

be more discrete...be more discrete...oh sorry talking to myself again...

thank you for the kind words as well...

injaynesworld said...

Clearly, he's never heard of the bong.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Apparently you do have to teach everyone! Thanks for the chuckle VM.

CatLadyLarew said...

Just the papers, please... hold the tobacco.

Yeahhhh... that's what those are for...

TallButShort said...

LOL! So funny!

Donna said...

Awesome!

Cheryl said...

Ah, the 70s. I remember some of them well.

WeaselMomma said...

Of course they were cigarettes. What else would they be used for? The long pause was because of stunned confusion of being asked such a silly question. =)

Frau said...

Busted!

Eternally Distracted said...

Some people will never learn!!

Merrily Down the Stream said...

Clearly his vice of choice has made him whip-sharp in the reply department!

Not The Rockefellers said...

Uh, and how about the cashier?
what the hell kind of question is that?
heh...:)

Peace ~ Rene

Dawn said...

This made me laugh out loud!!!

Gotta also love the "undercover" cop at the right place and the right time! :)

just making my way said...

Hilarious!

Mama K said...

OK, but did the cop DO ANYTHING?? Just wondering. and yes, old hairy guy's vice has not added to his sharp wits one bit. But if the cop let it be then what difference did it make? (oh, boy... my capcha here is "invincop". for real)

The Empress said...

Oh, my gosh...but what could the cop do, right?

Nothing.

Hilarious, and just another slice of life.

Anonymous said...

外遇---偷來的時間、偷來的伴侶、偷來的愛情
或許新鮮刺激,或許瘋狂美好,但這一切,終究是偷來的…
外遇傷害了一個幸福的家庭
或許你會說:問題其實早已存在,外遇並不是傷害的唯一因素
但是內心深處其實你知道,這只是外遇的藉口!
建築在傷害別人之下所得到的愛情,終究難以幸福…

As Cape Cod Turns said...

Bwahahahaha!

Sarah said...

Oops. :)

Cora said...

BAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Nice!

The Sticky-Bee said...

We teach one at a time - one at a time! Love it

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I love it! He was probably not in any condition to be answering such complicated questions anyway.

WebSavvyMom said...

-->Hilarious! Why would the clerk even ask though?
~deb

chele said...

Classic.

peewee said...

Oh, TOO FUNNY! It's legal here, with a "prescription"...a "prescription" I might ad that they advertise for $75 down on venice beach, you know, for the REAL ill people.

♥ Braja said...

You didn't take a toot???
:))