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March 1, 2013
“NOW take this fellow Abernathy. He has it in his head he’s gonna open a mechanic’s garage.”

“Okay.”

“Needs the money. So he buys all the equipment: the wrenches, the spare tires, the fan belts, and opens up shop.”

“Yeah, yeah?”

“His first customer, an Irishman, walks in: ‘Pardon me, boyo. D’ye think ye can give me an estimate on new spark plugs?’”

“Okay.”

“Abernathy looks at his appointment book. ‘Come back Friday.’ And the Irishman walks off.”

“Ha ha!”

“Next day it’s a Swede: ‘At’sa spicy McRadiator!’ Abernathy looks at his appointment book. “Come back Friday.”

“Ha ha. Yeah?”