Wednesday, January 28, 2009

and how do i cure...

This is one of the all time greatest stand-alone quotes in dad's canon. I could hide behind that fact, but the truth is, the awesomeness of this quote has whitewashed the surrounding story from my mind. Ojo or Snake will have to fill us in.


Ojo Rojo said...

Ooh! Ooh! I know this one!
Actually, I only know this second hand; Snake was the only one who was there to witness. He'll have to give the firsthand account.

So the story goes...

Dad loves him some music. At some point, he broke down and bought a CD player. Now, this is a man who parts with every dollar begrudgingly, so every purchase is sacred. At one time, one of his favorite things to do when he got home from work is to put on some motown jams on his CD player and kick back on his recliner, close his eyes and just let the music wash over him.

Well, because the CD player he bought was probably not top quality, it started to skip. Dad went through the CD Player Owner's Ritual of trying a different CD in the hopes that it was just a scratched disc. But it wasn't a scratch; there was something wrong with the player itself. This really pissed Dad off as he was now robbed of one of his main pleasures. He took it in to a repair shop, grumbling all the way because it was going to cost him more money to have it repaired. The repair place had it for one, then two, then three weeks and nothing. Dad is getting progressively more pissed off as the days go by. Finally, the repair shop called and told him it was ready to be picked up. Dad picked it up the next day and joyfully hooked it back up in the living room. He put in his favorite Al Green CD and sat down in his recliner just as "Let's Stay Together" started. With a satisfied smile, Dad leaned the recliner all the way back and closed his eyes.

"I'm, I'm so in love with you
Whatever you want to do
Is alright with me
'Cause you make me feel, so brand brand brand brand new..."

As soon as Dad heard that sickening skipping repeat he sat bolt upright in his chair and hollered, "Fuckers! Fucked me in the ass again!"

Snake Diggity said...

Ojo nailed it. LMAO!!!

When you first posted, I couldn't remember where it came from; I knew it was me, I just couldn't jar the memory loose. Reading Ojo's account brings it all back. As pissed as he was, he must've been in a good mood, because I laughed when he said that and didn't get beat or stared to death.