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February 21, 2006

Conversations with my Mailman I

I first met my mailman when I happened to go out at the same time that he was putting in the mail, and I wasn't sure whether I should just ask him to hand it to me or leave it for later.
But he saw me and asked, "you wanna take it?"
So I did, and we exchanged pleasantries before I left, carrying my mail with me around town for the next 9 hours or so.
(4 credit card offers, 1 bill, 1 other thing)

The next time I met my mailman was at the liquor store around the corner. The store probably has a name, but the sign outside just says, "Liquor" so I don't know what else to call it.
I always see a mail cart outside there, sometimes two (one time three), and inside they're just shooting the breeze with the guy behind the bullet-proof glass.
I walk in to get some gin or something, and my mailman actually recognizes me and says, "hey man".

I say, "hey", and I turn on my recorder. There's a lot of meaningless nonsense at the beginning of the tape, but then someone says something about satisfaction.

Me: What have you done lately that you've found satisfying?

MM: You know, I was at home, eating raisin bran and smoking a cigarette. We've got, well, what am I saying, I've got... there's a bit of a roach problem where I live, and one guy got up on the table, and I'm looking at him with milk dribbling down my chin, and I try to stab him with my cigarette.

He runs off the first time, but I see how they operate, so I feint, and I know just where he's going to run, and I get him right between the wings - or whatever those are, pseudo-wings that those guys have.

Me: You get him?

MM: Yeah, right between the wings. I wasn't pushing hard enough at first, but I just dug in there and twisted the cigarette and got him good. I was never too good at sports or video games, but I was just in the zone there, I knew where he was going to go and I got there first.

Me: Do you think he was in pain?

MM: Oh yeah, I think so, I mean, I hope so.

Posted by mslaybau at February 21, 2006 04:10 AM



That was a delightful story. A bit difficult to find your email address -you must be keeping your identity a secret.. Just wanted to let you know that a few of your animations (Tyrus, the scientist, the panda, the mummy, the english cop) throughly cracked me up- Talk to you later, Neil (Mark's Friend) I would like to talk to you at some point about using Flash to design some of my own animations, similiar to the ones you built. Later, Neil

Posted by: Neil (Mark's Friend) at February 25, 2006 03:33 AM

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