Here i go foaming out the mouth
i just need to brush up
An old man was asking me about 1912 as i was passing by. When walking around i avoid eye contact, especially with odd, old men who appear to be drinking. However, i just couldn’t ignore the man. Although, to be honest, i wasn’t certain he was talking to me initially.
So i said no, that i didn’t know anything about 1912. i thought about saying that i know Mother’s Cookies was established in 1914… He continued to say that “Women got the right to vote in 1912, and you know what they voted for? Prohibition! Why did you vote for that?”
This guy continued an attempt to be humorous. i recognized the old fellow sitting next to him; he has been outside the same house and occasionally lightly laughs at me as i pass by. So i suppose it would be fair to say that they both had a sense of humor.
The first joke told was about a genie and he says “vaffanculo" (i think. i looked up some Italian swearings and that seemed the closest to what he said.) because he didn’t want to use fowl language in my company of course. The old guy goes off about how bad this genie was and how he was tired of granting wishes. The man wishing asked for a freeway from California to Hawaii. After the genie replied that wish was so difficult and maybe was there another, the man asked to understand women. i could have sworn the old dude said "how many languages is that," as a punchline, but i didn’t understand how that was funny. i was so deadpan that he laughed and continued to tell me more about a hunchback ending with a pun. He also told me a couple of blond jokes as i was trying to leave. The other fellow handed me a popsicle as if to buffer me from the poor jokes. As i was leaving i shared a blond joke with him he hadn’t heard and i think he genuinely liked it, but i’m not positive he knew what a scratch ‘n sniff sticker was.
Ultimately i’m glad i stopped. Old guys are funny; it made me miss playing dominoes with my old cook Leonard. They were stoked about a girl smiling at them and i got a frozen treat! i love Nevada City.
”Please don’t vote for that again!”