Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Show Us Your ...

During my trip to Atlantic City, I walked out onto the boardwalk and found a Saint Patrick's Day parade, a week early.

There were festive floats, bagpipers, beauty pageant winners and all manner of frivolity.

From many of the floats, riders were tossing out green strands of Mardi Gras-style beads.

I did what any sensible person would do; I lifted up my shirt.

No one threw me any beads.

I shouted to the passing float, "Hey, I lifted up my shirt, you're supposed to throw me some beads."

The guy on the float shouted back, "I saw that. I oughtta throw you a razor."

But he relented, and tossed me a strand of green beads.

I caught them on the fly.

They're RFB's now. It's the least I could do to thank her for letting me go on this trip. It was great.

More stories to follow.


Rachel said...

I am sure that they would have thrown them to me to cover up what the outside world should never see.

Churlita said...

That is hilarious. For some reason, I don't have a lot of bead lying around my house either.

David in DC said...

Rachel: I'm sure you're being modest.

Churlita: But when was the last time a Mardi Gras float drove through your house?