February 17, 2006

Are You a Player?

ROBERT FULGHUM offers some examples of those who are and those who are not.

This lady with a shopping cart full of oddball stuff standing beside me in front of the cheese counter at the grocery story. My invitation: "I like the groceries in your cart better than mine. Want to trade? You take mine and I'll take yours. Could be interesting when we get home."

She smiles. Checks out my cart. "You've got a deal,"she says. We take each other's carts and roll away.

Posted by Vanderleun at February 17, 2006 10:07 AM
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Now if I tried that, I'd get a face full of pepper spray and a trip downtown in a nice, shiny Police car.

These folksy, wholesome Lake Woebegone-esque tales simply don't work in the real world.

And very rarely do you have sex with a lingerie model that you just met five minutes ago.

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at February 16, 2006 11:12 AM

Now, as it happens, just yesterday I started work on a story about a woman who, being chronically "too busy to shop," swoops into a supermarket on her way home, grabs a convenient, already filled shopping cart that's not being watched, and races off to the checkout lines before the person who filled it can notice or protest.

Too weird, Gerard. Simply too weird.

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at February 16, 2006 2:25 PM

Life is nothing if not entertaining.

These are very sweet. I love it when I have conversations like that.

Posted by: Rita Rouvalis at February 16, 2006 4:59 PM

Well, it seems to work for him on the west side of L.A. I like the concept, but I'm too much like Mr. McFly from Back to the Future, "I just can't stand... confrontation." But I'm going to give it a try.

P.S. Gerard, can you help me out with bail money in case this backfires? ;-)

Posted by: StephenB at February 16, 2006 7:42 PM

- Mumblix Grumph
Er...so the times when one does have sex with the lingerie model, what does one do with the other four minutes?.......

Posted by: moondog at February 19, 2006 8:00 AM