Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator
ludickid

Just 'cause I never did shit for my country doesn't mean I don't like being thanked

The scene: the ChickWagon, around 4PM Christmas Day. I am on my way to a screening of Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and, because I live in San Antonio where it is 68 degrees out in late December, I have my passenger-side window open.

The action: a navy blue late-model family sedan – a Caddy, I'm pretty sure – pulls up alongside me. It is piloted by a dead ringer for Philip Seymour Hoffman, and is crowded with besuited middle-aged men and what I presume are their elderly mothers. The rear passenger window goes down and one of the ancient women calls out to me.

OLD LADY: "Thank you!"

ME: "Uh…you're welcome."

(Awkward pause.)

OLD LADY: "Aren't you wearing fatigues?"

ME: (Looks at Marc Ecko hoodie, which features a camo pattern) "Oh! I see. No, it's just a jacket."

OLD LADY: "Oh."

ME: "Sorry."

OLD LADY: "Well, Merry Christmas!"

ME: "Merry Christmas to you, too!"

- fin -
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