AKA Abraham Bacoln

Ah-ah, ah-ah, that’s the letter two, my friend.
November 21, 2006, 7:48 pm
Filed under: tidbit

I was standing around with a group of my classmates discussing what a terrible fate it would be if our syllabus was correct and we did indeed have a test today. I threw a granola bar wrapper at the hallway trash can and to my amazement it actually went in. The guy next to me said, “Nice shot!”

I said, “Yeah, well, doesn’t happen often. You know, people always say, ‘You’re tall, do you play basketball?’ My usual answer to that is, ‘Come sit with me in the office for a day. Watch how many things I throw at the trash can and how often I miss. You’ll understand.'”

There was a pause, and he said,

“You should be in a movie. You’re like a character from a movie.”

“I … I suppose … I will take that as a compliment.”

“Oh, totally.”

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aaron gets the “do you play basketball?” thing all the time. it seems like they think tall people never hear that one.

Comment by mary

If the person who asks me about basketball is short enough I move closer, stare directly down at them, and say, “No, why, are you a horse jockey?”

Comment by Kevin O'Mara

you WOULD be the man behind the man…

Comment by Errrrrch

Kevin, in the years that I have known you, I never once thought you ever played basketball. You should probably take that as a compliment.

Comment by Jason C

Kevin, you are totally like a character from a movie. Biffle and I go through life internally casting a movie with the interesting people we see out in the world. We’ll be at a lumber yard, and someone will say, “Yep, this here dog got his tail cut off by a car, but I reckon he’s alright,” and we’ll look at each other and say, “He can be in the movie.” So, you can be in the movie.

Comment by Alison

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