Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Fiver

I recently posted an(I thought)innocuous comment on Huckleberries, a Spokesman-Review on-line blog. It was about an actual experience I had, on a night off at the "Wheel."

I had an occasion to sashay into the Men's room, (Beer had been flowing) when I happened to look down. Behold! I was peeing on a genuine five dollar bill. I stopped and thought. Then, gingerly, and by the tips of my thumb and finger, extracted said bill from it's nest.

I quickly walked it across to the sink, where it underwent a vigorous scrubbing. I then pressed it between two paper towels, and returned to my table. After great thought, and recognizing that I was going to owe my waitress a tip, I generously donated said fiver to the cause. (Later, I told her of the source) She laughed and accepted it.

Unbeknownst to me, and after an abbreviated remark to this effect on a comment segment of "Huckleberries", a feature of the Spokesman-Review, it hit the funnybone of the blogmeister of the S/R, Dave Oliveira. He posted it on the S/R blog. Then again, and then to add to the indignity, printed it the the paper.

I hadn't time to finish the paper this morning, so I didn't catch the print part. I went to the Post office for my mail. One friend was in there laughing about it when the postmaster ran out to tell me she would never eat my potato salad again.

Well, ma'am, unless another fiver shows up in my lifetime, I have great doubts that your health is in jeopardy...

8 comments:

CynM said...

Of course your postmaster is afraid for her health - she's obviously never used the restroom, washed her hands, and then prepared food.

the key clause there being 'washed her hands'

Herb, I suggest you never eat anything she brings to a potluck ;-)

I'll still drive 6 hrs each way to eat your potato salad

Anonymous said...

Herb; one of my favorite treats in life is potato salad. Forget about the fiver ... I need to get to the Captain's Wheel to taste your potato salad. Thanx for hosting Blogfest IV and for being a big part of the HBO three-ring circus.

Anonymous said...

Herb; that last post was from me, DFO ... didn't know how to get around your comment field.

Bay Views said...

That has to be either satire, or poetic justice, I'm not sure which, DFO...

jb3ll3 said...

That broad doesn't know what's good for her! Glad she's abstaining because that'll leave more for me.

anonymous said...

Also known as the Thomas Kincaid tip.

Word Tosser said...

Maybe you should ask her if she uses gloves to handle the mail? Has she any idea where all that mail has been?

CynM said...

LOL word tosser!