Patterico's Pontifications

2/7/2008

SEK Strikes Again

Filed under: Humor — Patterico @ 9:56 pm



Hilarious.

I know of no other blogger whose material is so good, I want to read it out loud to other people.

10 Responses to “SEK Strikes Again”

  1. I like the line about the “Pepsi Challenge.”

    wt (ca1cea)

  2. His series on the book store is funny as can be as well.

    The kid seems to be able to write and he is genuinely funny as well.

    Best; He don’t have to make up a line!

    TC (1cf350)

  3. Regarding the comment from SEK after that great post ….

    If the guy behind the counter can’t tell the difference between Bruichladdich, Glenmorangie, or Johnnie Walker Blue, and say … Usher Green Stripe or Cutty Sark, he should be in a different line of work.

    quasimodo (edc74e)

  4. That was absolutely hilarious. I could see and hear everything just like I was there!

    kimsch (2ce939)

  5. I think it’s funny, but don’t understand why the undergraduate is “painfully white” and yet talks like some street gangster from West Baltimore? Is that common on campuses these days, part of the joke that I’m not getting? [Older guy in The OC.]

    JayHub (0a6237)

  6. That’s nothing compared to some of the stuff I’ve had to put up with. For instance:

    “I need to return these shoes. They’re defective.”
    “What’s the defect?”
    “They hurt my feet.”
    [Sales associate inspects shoes and realizes they are a style that was last sold in the store two or three years before. The shoes have enough wear and tear on them to suggest they really have been worn regularly for the last two or three years.]
    “Do you have the receipt?”
    “No, but you can look it up. I just bought them a month or so ago.”
    “Well, that’s strange, because this style was on clearance a while back for $5.97, and I know we haven’t had them, oh, maybe, two years at least. Was it this location or another one of our stores?”
    “Oh, right here. In fact, that girl sold them to me.”[points to a new sales person who was not there a month ago, much less two or three years ago.] “I’m sure she’ll remember me.”
    “No, we have too many customers to remember them that easily. You sure you can’t find the reciept? They are worn, so I can’t really take them back.”
    “So what am I supposed to do? Walk around with blisters?”

    [Sales person thinks to self: No, just pay for a new pair of shoes like a honest person would.]

    Sales person aloud: “Well, I would like to help you. How about you look in the $5.97 rack over there. They’re clearance, so we don’t have all the sizes, but if you find something there, I can make it an even exchange.”
    “I paid sixty five dollars for these shoes.”
    [Sales person decides not to tell customer that the original full retail for these shoes was forty dollars, and she probably got them on sale for twenty five or thirty, if that.]

    Sales person: “Well, without the receipt… Would you like to see what we have on the clearance rack?”
    “I want a manager!”
    Fifteen minutes later, the woman is getting a credit of $5.97 from the manager.

    And this happens almost every day….

    kishnevi (212979)

  7. JayHub #5,

    It’s fiction. SEK is giving us the benefit of his creative writng class exercises. Not bad, though.

    nk (4ebdf4)

  8. First, Patterico, thanks for the link. Now…

    I think it’s funny, but don’t understand why the undergraduate is “painfully white” and yet talks like some street gangster from West Baltimore?

    Have you been within earshot of a fraternity lately?

    SEK is giving us the benefit of his creative writng class exercises.

    I’ve never taken a creative writing class in my life. I have taught literary journalism for a few years, however, so I know how to turn absurdity into humor. (With the exception of the punchline, it was more pathetic than funny in the moment. Only when I wrote it up did it start to seem funny.)

    SEK (bd295a)

  9. SEK, “Have you been within earshot of a fraternity lately?” Not in 40 years and my college didn’t have them anyway, but, thanks, that’s why I was asking.

    JayHub (0a6237)

  10. Funny stuff. Thanks for the laugh.

    huey (9558ff)


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