Monday, February 26, 2007

Printers are weird

Not the kind you plug into your computer. I'm talking about the ink-stained wretches you seldom see in daylight.

When I owned the little weekly newspaper in Goliad, Texas, we had to get printed a few miles away in Beeville. At the time, I was also working on two really old BMW's for my sons and I drove an even older Mercedes sedan.

Without thinking about it, for a three week period I drove a different car over to Beeville to get our little weekly printed. Most often, I would drive up as the printers were taking a smoke break.

Once, a dour printer blurted out: "What's the deal with those cars?"

Without missing a beat, I breezed: "Fellas, I drive two 20-year-old BMWs, one 30-year-old Mercedes and date one 50-year-old woman."

Next week, sure enough, I arrived just as their smoke break began. "I told my wife what you said," the dour guy said.

"Yes?"

"She said to ask the S.O.B. if he restored the woman, too?"

1 comment:

Vicki said...

Shame this was before the infamous "bike ride"...am certain you could have worked that piece of history into your comeback... somehow?!

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