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Not as Cool as I Look

April 28, 2007

Walking up to the grocery store a minute ago, a young man with a couple of friends at his elbow sized me up as a person who could help him out of an embarrassing situation. This happens to me from time to time, hip and unshaven as I often appear. I’ve learned to stand up straight, look the person in the eye, smile, and graciously help them out of their bind.

“Excuse me– do you know how to tap a keg?,” he said with some anxiety.

“Naw, man. Sorry.”

Oh, the shame.

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2 Responses to “Not as Cool as I Look”

  1. brett says:

    it is not the measure of a man whether or not he can tap the juice but whether or not he can discriminate from the nectar of grain that gives life, what we will call here “good beer,” and the water that some call “Beer” which more than likely was the contents of those young wonderers said keg.
    fret not, for those that know thee know thy intelligent pallate.

  2. Lora says:

    …and there are worse things to not know how to do…much worse.
    cheers–

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