Friday, June 1, 2012

Overheard at the Grocery Store

Me (after reading the checkout guy's name tag): Hello, Zach.
Zach: Hello, sir.
Me: How you livin'?
Zach: Doin' all right, I guess.
Me: Are they still saying that nowadays?
Zach: What, "doin' all right?"
Me: No (you idiot), I meant "how you livin'?"
Zach: Oh, oh.  Yeah, sometimes.  My dad says that a lot.
Me (long pause): I don't like you, Zach.


  1. I came for a history lesson. So is the lesson, act your age? Or perhaps we could simply assume Zach's Dad is hip and cool? Or is this a sign to look into online grocery delivery? At least a small insult by a kid not even knowing he is insulting you is better than the last few days you had at poker and the trip is looking up dude! (do people still say Dude?)

    1. Oh man - I forgot it was Friday! So sorry. Look for something soon.

  2. liking the um, nothingness of it all

  3. the punchline is, I'm old. You're forgiven if you didn't pick up on that, as you are, well, ancient.

  4. "Not all those who wander are lost."