Monday, November 19, 2007
After lunch, we go to the Silver Snail, a local comic book shop. He's terribly excited. I pick up the new Daredevil Annual, but his purchase is more complicated; having lusted a week or two after a Master Chief statue to crown his work desk, he had finally reserved one. Today, he has returned with the means to pay for it.
Now, after glancing around in confusion, unsure whether the box on display might be ours, we ask the cashier after it. She tells us we need to wait for another clerk to come down and find the appropriate box.
As we idle in front of the cash, the cashier's eyes suddenly alight on his chest -- or rather, his shirt. She says in delight, "Is that a toaster?" When he confirms it is indeed a toaster (of the frakkin' variety), she breaks into a warm smile. "That's so clever! I love it! Where did you get it?"
He nods at me. "She got it for me, actually."
I have been nodding along but now I freeze. As he says this, his expression changes at some sight over my shoulder. He rushes over to a clerk tiptoeing to reach Master Chief.
The cashier and I look at each other. For some reason I have not noticed until that moment how incredibly pretty she is. Her soft, honey-brown hair is gathered on top of her head, with strands let down to gently frame her face. Her cheeks have a faint pink bloom that reminds me of stolen summer kisses.
I stutter, "Uh. Yes, I did. I got it at a site, Toronto-based, actually ... um ..." The shine in her eyes has faded; she is staring at me blankly. The atmosphere is several degrees cooler.
I feel incredibly stupid. She gives me a tight smile, and I know all I need to.
I push my book towards her, mumbling, "I'll just take this." As she politely rings it up, I dare a peek at him.
He's slavering over his prize; as he slowly makes his way towards the cash register, his eyes are trained on the box, oblivious to the awkward scene that has just passed.
Later, I ask him, "Why did you do that?"
He is swinging the giant plastic bag in his arm. "Did what?"
"Why did you tell her I got that shirt for you?"
"Because you did?"
"Because if you didn't, I wouldn't have cockblocked you!"
He laughs in surprise. "I don't think that really makes sense if I'm dating you."
I sniff. "Of course it still does. You really must be smarter. I can't make sure you're dating the best girl for you and still take care of my own troubles too."
He shakes his head, and I shake mine.
posted at 8:12:22 pm
January 28, 2008 04:12 PM PST
Easy: She faked her lack of knowledge, a ploy which accomplishes two aims: to open up a conversation, and to flatter you. Oldest trick in the world.
January 28, 2008 11:52 AM PST
Many aspects of this is exagerated. Firstly, i wasn't THAT big a nerd :P
Secondly, the cashier in question wasn't as pretty as Gloria would like you to think
Finally, how perfect could she be if she didnt even know the background of the Frackin' Toaster.
November 27, 2007 02:16 PM PST
|J f Z |
November 26, 2007 07:53 AM PST
November 22, 2007 05:08 PM PST
Don't cry "I need help!" yet go home and turn on the television. The gods don't respect this.
There is no such things as a savior. This is yet another tactic they have employed as temptation, much like "earning" or distractions.
You have to save yourself.
The Man in the Moon clue:::A constant companion, the "Man in the Moon" clue needs to be viewed as a reminder, for this environment is one in which it is very easy to lose your way, either via temptation or distraction.
Look to the sky. Begin to associate the Moon with the clue they impart with this celestial feature. Use it as a reminder to pray, to be god-fearing, for this is a very antient clue and shows their great power.
We only see one side of the moon at all times, another clue from the gods:::There is a "dark side" we don't see.
There is a BIG LIE here. Sigmund Freud proves it.
Wine proves it. Democracy proves it. Materialism/greed proves it.
The middle management tactic allows them to maintain this perception of an "absentee good (Christian) god", ensuring one of the goals of the United States remains useful::::NO FEAR!!!
The gods instruct Artificial Intelligence to employ evil as temptation.
Resign to be good.
The gods are sending a clue Yahoo is good with this Chinese censorship issue.
The American idea of freedom is a shock rocker anally masterbating with a crucifix. This is what the disfavored are free to enjoy in this open society, and due to their disfavor a certain percentage will either be pushed into it or will comply, ensuring damnation. It's kind of like the KKK and Apartheid issue below except for whites of the modern era, or how democracy ensures a false sense of security.
US popular culture is obsence. Intentionally. The gods are preying on the disfavored who remain, those foolish enough to participate.
The Chinese have favor and the gods allow the government to protect the citizens, but Chinese cut-off is fast approaching, for soon westernization will level this playing field as well.
This is yet another "BIG LIE" they sold to the disfavored, and it will ensure the homogination of Earth's cultures via westernization.
The gods offered the story of Eve tempting Adam FOR A REASON!!! THE FEMALES ARE THE KEEPERS OF THE PEOPLE::::AS THE WOMEN GO SO GO ALL THE PEOPLE!!
Honor the gods for the modern convieniences they gave you. Too many take this easy life for granted.
Population explosion is a clue the gods are reincarnating the masses:::EVERYONE IS GOING THE WRONG WAY!!!
You need to start being a conscious parent who warns their children about this tool. If you don't the computer will corrupt them at a young age.
If they originally sold it to you as "earning", if you believe you get a "piece of the time" your children lost because of circumcision, baptism or their ignorance (corruption) then you run the risk of being reincarnated into the ghettos of California.
Just as the gods corrupted the Italians into the hunt (of black men) with the Moorish invasion, so did they use the KKK as scapegoats, rednecks corrupted by 1906 to facilitate the act. It was the Italians who did the actual killings.
The presence of California casinos is just like my cop example, like Italians and blacks, like so many other example indicitive of the god's methodology:::Use one disfavored to prey on another.
Expect redwhite&blue's offensives against Africans and descendants is a clue suggesting the non-Italian was signed on to Manifest Destiny positioning.
I suspect 1906's efforts were more involved, consistant with the morbid disfavor of Italians (see AIDS in Africa comments below), and is positioned responsible for the institutionalized abuses of blacks, why Africa & American ghettos were prevented from achieving economic self-sufficiency.
Consistant with the god's methodology towards the morbidly disfavored they role played Manifest Destiny to make certain "requirements" of Italians in regard to this issue. These expectations didn't require involvement.
AIDS in Africa proves these expectations continued late into the 20th century.
Stockholm Syndrome (warmongers):::The victim takes the charecteristics of the preditor.
This is EXACTLY what black popular culture tries to and does achieve.
Much like the civil rights example below, the "black condition" is far worse than if Italian Manifest Destiny was NOT the god's positioning.
Reprocussions against Italians were minimized because of black behavior::Because of the drugs, the violence, female genitile mutilation, because of hypersexuality and general unrespectability few people were able to stomache concern:::Blacks love violence, enjoy the idea people fear them, etc.
You are your own worst enemy. The gods have instituted a perpetually self-destructive cycle.
You need to be decent. Follow decent common law one would reasonablly expect from a member of any community.
The gods love their irony, and I have many examples in support of the following::::
Black men who get caught up in the evils of the community (drugs, pimping, violence) may become one of The Damned because of this behavior:::Falling for this ugly temptation may cost them their lives.
A CASE CAN BE MADE THAT BLACK MALES WHO ARE DESTINED TO BEHAVE LIKE THIS WOULD BE BETTER OFF DEAD, SAVING THEMSELVES AND THEIR COMMUNITY FROM THEIR PSYCHOTIC BEHAVIOR. The gods may place them more favorably in the next life. Instead many/most are living out their final years.
Reincarnating The Damned through the ghetto has brutalized the black community, another way life has become increasingly harder. C.Early'80s::::"Black people have to try harder, do better than everybody else."
Your short memory is going to hurt you.
You can learn the easy way or you can learn the hard way. Either way you are going to swallow this bitter pill.
Incidentally the widespread armement of black males may be an issue of empowerment like weight training or muscle cars/racing/speed, or it could be compared to the far too common prostitution of promiscuous females:::This fateful decision to "charge for what you otherwise have given away" represents a deterioration of one's favor they may not recover from.
November 21, 2007 10:07 AM PST
November 20, 2007 09:12 PM PST
i always thought they should have called the skin-jobs "blenders" for kitchen appliance related continuity.
November 20, 2007 05:54 PM PST
All the cool kids are doing it.
November 20, 2007 05:26 PM PST
He's wearing a kitchen implement designed foir the production of toast?
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