Monday, February 20, 2006

President's Day

On my way to the coffee shop this morning, I waited to cross a street with a couple of middle-aged black men who may have been homeless. One of them spoke to me.

Man: Hey, it's President's Day. Which president do you like?

Jamy: (Thinking I needed to choose between Lincoln and Washington) Lincoln, I guess.

Man: Ol' Abe...four score...all right, he's all right. You have a good President's Day.

Jamy: You too.

The street cleared and I outpaced them. As I walked by, the man kept talking to his friend...

Man: Ol' Abe, man, he cut me loose. Heh heh. He's all right.

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