I have to go out into the broil.
I have to work tonight at a retail store.
Not as bad as working during the morning, alright. But still....
Think of me.
Were you out shopping today? What did you buy? Any good bargains?
Any frightening bloodthirsty shoppers?
I'll be back later with a Geek of the Week. I'm sure I'll stumble upon at least one.
It wasn't too bad.
Mostly a lot of college kids home from the holiday getting all wild and crazy on pricey caffeinated beverages.
Although, I did have to remove several Playboys from the Kids Section. Seems that younger teenagers especially like to take the "anatomy" magazines and "hot, wet, naked yoga" books into dark corners of the Kids Section and pretend to read them under cover of a Tiger Beat magazine. Then they stash the smut mags and sex education manuals behind the Nancy Drew books. So, if your 9 year old daughter is looking for a copy of The Mystery of the Old Clock, you'd best be prepared to answer some questions about why Nancy is splayed across the hood of a Chevelle in her altogether. With a cherry on top.
So, my belated Geek of the Week award will this week reflect the true meaning of the word "geek" (see my sister's entry).
The young ladies in their tight sweaters and their big-girl make-up, fondling lattes and striking "come-hither" type poses against the Best Seller octagon display -
The young gentlemen strutting their stuff, dropping overly-loud yet tres amusement bon mots for our entertainment (although, mostly, for their own), poking each other in the ribs and adjusting their jeans as they pass the Best Seller octagon display and the very serious young ladies who have all just snatched-up copies of Tom Brokaw's Boom! and are now intently discussing the sociological importance and long-lasting cultural resonance of the events of 1960s -
It's so refreshing to know that these otherwise worldly and sexually with-it young people can still be sent into fits of embarrassed giggling over page 32 in The Position of the Day Playbook.
Because that page sends me into fits of giggling, too.
So, that's my belated Geek of the Week award.
To teenagers and the young at...heart...everywhere who are now going to slip into the Sex and Relationships aisle to go check out page 32, and then try to hold back their giggles.