Friday, June 24, 2005

24-Hour "Service"

On a recent evening I realized that I was out of tofu for the next morning's breakfast smoothie (yes, yes, I know - how very "earthy" of me - but anyway). It was nine o'clock at night and I was almost certain that the little neighborhood health food store, Eve's Market, was closed, but I decided to call them just in case:
"Hello?"
"Uh... hi. Is this Eve's?"
"Yes."
"What are your hours?"
"24 hours."
"24 hours?"
"Yes."
"So you're open now?"
"Yes."
"Thank you."
I hung up and paused to ponder this strange piece information. I tried to imagine them selling organic vegetables to the neighborhood crack-heads at three in the morning but just couldn't picture it. Finally, I decided to double check the phone book and make sure I had called the right number. I hadn't. Who had I called?
Eve's Escort Service
Ah! It all makes sense now. The guy on the other end of the line probably thought the conversation was as strange as I did.

2 comments:

  1. hahahahaha -- great stress-reliever story ... thanks!

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  2. I was going to say! WOW: what a way to compete with Whole Foods....

    Oh wait, shit.

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