Today I have two things to share:
First, I’m sorry for the Starfish article being late. It was written, and as you see on my sidebar, I publish my posts. It was set for noon…I thought. I came home, and it was set for midnight. Sigh. So, it’s published now (11:30pm EST). Enjoy!
Second, here’s a verbatim conversation with the wise-crackin’ grocery checker.
me: Hey, how are ya?
him: Oh, it’s another day in paradise (shakes his head)…standing at this register watching everyone through the window enjoy the sunshine.
me: Yeah, sorry to hear that.
him: I’m glad! (stares at me intently)
him: What about you? How are you, today? (still staring intently)
me: Me? I’m just lovin’ the Lord! (haha, funny response, eh?)
him: I’m Jewish. (smiles, goes back to sacking groceries)
me: …………great! (fully knowing he got me)
ten minutes later, here’s what I should have said
me (channeling Owen Wilson from Meet the Parents): You are Jewish? Oh, just like JC! Right on!
Note to self:
- never pull the “just lovin’ the Lord” response in a predominantly Orthodox Jewish neighborhood. Probably not gonna be the right audience.
- And you will never be as quick on your witty feet as you used to be. Sigh.