Absent For A Bit ....

I am away for a little while working on a few or more episodes for The Adventures of My Space Alien Alter Ego story ... will return (to Earth) soon!

Notice: Blogger has screwed up and lost a bunch of photos out of my blog! They are replaced with a gray silhouette of a human head. I will eventually get them replaced with the correct photo, it may take a while to find and fix everything. So some of my stories don't make much sense without their photos, sorry for the inconvenience.



By Remote Control

(This is a continuation of the news story about the prosecution and conviction of the local drug lord. See my first story at: Two-Day's Short Thoughts, Some Scary )

Friday was a busy day. A wet day, but highly localized moisture inside our building as the hot water heater malfunctioned but we caught it just in time. Drip, drip, drip.

As I was getting a few parts in one of many trips to several stores, including other liquid supplies such as coffee, I noticed a teleBision news cameraman on the sidewalk on our property. He was obviously more interested in something besides my faulty leaky hot water heater, as he had his camera pointing at the carpet & flooring store across the street. The store is owned by the recently convicted drug lord of the city. Well, I should say, was owned. The cameraman told me that in a few minutes at 12:30 PM the ownership of the building was changing and he was there to interview the new owners. I had not heard that particular news just yet about their building being sold. I knew that the drug lord got about 100 months in prison and lost a lot of property, money and several very eXpensive vehicles, a Maserati and a Bentley were just a few of the many.

So several minutes later I was wandering back down the sidewalk for a few more repair parts, as the hardware store is on the same block as our building, same side of the street. The cameraman is still there and I chat with him again. He told me that the people at the carpet store were NOT happy that he was filming their store. He told me that someone at the carpet store had flipped his camera off.

So my little humorous brain heard the words "flipped off" and mixed in the long distance of "across the street", and with a straight face I asked the cameraman in a confused naive Steven Wright voice, "WOW!, that's incredible that they were able to turn your camera off by remote control all the way from across the street".

The confused cameraman looked at me for just a split second, and said, "No, they didn't turn my camera off, they gave me the ..." and he continued on showing me the hand-finger gesture and then I smiled slightly and I told him that I reaLLy knew what he meant the first time, and then he saw my play on the words "flipped off" and cracked up laughing. He told me it was pretty funny. I agreed. I gave him my blog address, and told him that I write all kinds of siLLy things, with special emphasis on my stories about my alter ego of a mentally challenged space alien trapped on earth.

We eventually got our hot water heater replaced, functionally flowing, but I haven't met the new neighbors yet. Luckily we got our flooring job finished for the pedicure room at our business just a few weeks ago, so come on by and get your toes prettied up & painted, especially if you are going on a trip, business, family vacation or maybe headed down south to federal prison.

Don't worry, I don't do nails. I leave that to trained certified professionals.


Rob Z Tobor said...

I find it interesting that your drug baron owned a carpet store. Because at present we are removing carpets from our Classic 1970's Bungalow that the little old lady who lived here previously had fitted. They are huge swirling psychedelic things that play havoc with the mind....

I am therefore wondering if there is a connection with carpets and drugs, could it possibly be the little old lady who played the church organ on Sunday may have been the My Big of the Narcotic Carpet Business.

Shelly said...

Wow- what an exciting thing to have the drug lord gone. I'm glad they took him out. And, it's always good to have a great nail salon going strong!

esbboston said...

They had a high end fashion accessories shop as well as a tanning salon. I am not sure how many other things they were involved in, as some of the other people arrested in their group had gambling charges brought against them. They did a lot of carpet business in our part of the world, and did a good job at it.

fmcgmccllc said...

Love a good pedicure, do you have the adjustable vibrating chairs? Love those. Need carpet or tile, will look for shady characters when I eyeball them.

esbboston said...

fmcgmccllc: Yes and Yes, we have our first vibrating and adjustable chair in place about two weeks ago, and should have the second chair very soon.

We are getting some blooms on the tree in the front yard, and some leaves on the grape vines. How is your spring shaping up?

esbboston said...

Rob Z T: I am glad you are getting some carpet relief. I am sure that if you got car relief and pet relief, it would be mathematically equivalent. Tell your dog hi for me.

esbboston said...

Shelly: It will be interesting to see how long it takes to replace him. I am sure he was just a cog in the Evil Drug Empire.

fmcgmccllc said...

I will Blog my spring for you.

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