A few weeks back I went to a second hand store to look for random things for my apartment. There really wasn’t anything worth buying, well except for an old washboard to hang in my bathroom. I was getting ready to leave when I discovered the best two items ever for .50 each, which I quickly grabbed and almost ran to the front of the store to purchase.
Now I should kind of explain why this is the greatest purchase ever. I have a friend that I lived with for a few years that would essentially come home from work and watch reruns of “Full House” while partaking in his herbal hobby. Personally I just didn’t get it, I think “Full House” is one of the worst shows ever on television, in fact I would go as far as saying that anything that was on TGIF on ABC was total shit. Did the weed make it funny? I couldn’t figure out why this became his routine.
So one day I asked him why he watched it and his answer was… (in a joking manner)
“I am trying to pinpoint the exact point when you could tell that the Olsen twins were going to be hot.”
That opened up the flood gates, because after that he got Olsen twins calenders for gifts, t-shirts, any magazine with them on the cover, and various other trinkets. It just became a running joke that would creep out pretty much anyone that came into contact with us. Things get uncomfortable when you are shopping in the mall with your girlfriend and say things like, “Wait, I gotta run and see if the new Olsen girls calender is out.”
Since I moved away the Olsen girls joke just kind of puttered out and finding these at a second hand store is going to rekindle it.
Anyways, back to the whole purchasing thing. I made my way up front to check out and the cashier looked at me, then at the tapes, then at me.
Cashier: So you have kids?
Cashier: Oh… um…. oooooookay
I really didn’t put together how uncomfortable that really was until I left. It hit me that she probably totally thinks that I am a creepy pedophile or something. I debated going back and explaining why I was buying it but thought better of it. Instead I decided to rush home and wrap my new purchase for a friend… And paint a sign on the side of my car that says, “Follow me for free puppies and kittens.”
Do you have a running joke with someone that people might find creepy?