There was an in store performance at work (Jesse Malin) it was loud and pretty hectic, I was a little frantic. A middle aged woman came up to the back counter
I’m looking for the album of the year…the Grammy winner, it’s the newest Jeff Beck
No, that was Beck, Morning Phase
Beck? Not Jeff Beck
Nononono…I’m sorry, just Beck
Uh…no…um…Beck…one name like Cher
Ohhhhh…so not Jeff Beck
Not Jeff Beck
Hhmmmmmmm…..I’ll think about it
I was locking up at work on a Sunday, we close at 5pm it was almost 5:30. The lights were off and I was locking the front door. Two guys came up, pretty disheveled and maybe a little drunk.
Don’t close yet man, I got something to sell….
Sorry man we’re closed, we close at five.
Yeah but you’re gonna wanna see what I got…..A brand new accordion…it’s all shiny…
Like I said, we’re closed…you can come back tomorrow but I can tell you, they don’t buy accordions, they’re a tough sell.
Yeah but it’s new…and shiny…man…
Then the other guy pipes in
…An I got…160 Hendrix records, dude.
160…Hendrix records..all 160 are Hendrix records?
Got ‘em with ya?
Well come back when ya got ‘em.
…Yeah but what about his accordion…it’s new…it’s shiny
I made a yeah/no face
I was listening to The Best Show Podcast (http://thebestshow.net or iTunes) a few weeks ago and the host, Tom Scharpling told a great embarrassing story about meeting Patti Smith and then people called in with their stories. Since I couldn’t call in to an already recorded podcast ( see Mr. Show– Pre-Taped Call In Show ) here’s my short embarrassing tale.
Disgraced newsman Brian Williams came into Jacks a few years ago. He was nice and friendly to the staff and talked to any customers who stopped him. I was working at the front counter, I didn’t want to be too “cool” to not acknowledge him and I didn’t want to be “Hey! you’re Brian Williams!”, I would have to walk a fine line. So after he was rung up, I blurted out “HEYMANIDIGYOURNEWS” (translation: Hey Man, I dig your news!). He froze up, looked about an inch over my head and muttered “thank you”. For about a second I thought to myself that it went well, then I looked at the next customer, who smirked at me and I realized what a complete ass I was.
Never call in to a pre-recorded show