Gut Rumbles

November 26, 2004

old timer

My assault on the Fortress Inga was unsuccessful last night. We had a nice meal together and I planned to seduce her. I turned up the old Acidman cham to warp factor 10, and I launched everything from photon torpedoes to maximum phasers at her. I think I threw in a couple of disrupter beams, too.

But Inga had her shields up and she repulsed every attack I made. She actually wanted to SLEEP instead of "go to bed" last night. Oh well. You win some and you lose some, but the game is always fun to play. I walked her back to her room at 9:00 last night and left after a very polite and demure kiss.
Inga left for Manuel Antonio this morning.

I didn't feel like going to sleep after we parted, so I went down to the beach to gamble. Unfortunately, the casino where I won all that money playing blackjack last time here is no longer a casino. It's a "Beach Entertainment Center" now, with an armed guard out front and late 70s disco music blasting out the door. I didn't go there.

I went to a little bar on the beach to have a beer. I walked in, sat down on a stool, and the bartender said, "Oye, Old Timer! What'll you have?"

"Old Timer." Fuck! Do I REALLY look that old? Is THAT what went wrong with Inga? She didn't want to sport with an "old timer?"

I didn't get laid but I DID get insulted last night. That bartender blew the hell out of his goddam tip with that "Old Timer" remark. I shoulda dragged his ass over the bar and laid a good whuppin' on him for his audacity. I shoulda beat the shit out of him. I shoulda...

I shoulda done just what I did, which is drink a beer and leave. I am too old for bar-fights anymore and I might hurt my back. I have to face reality every now and then, no matter how young I think.

I'm a goddam old-timer.


They say your only as old as you feel.

You have the spirit of a 25 year old.

Enjoy your vacation!

Posted by: delftsman3 on November 26, 2004 02:19 PM

I used to get torqued at a hispanic at work that always calls me "grandpa". It took a while for me to realise it was a sign of respect where he was from. Another hispanic friend of mine had to clue me in. He thought it was funny as hell that I got pissed at Jose all the time.
It may have made you feel insulted, but are you sure? And yeah, I think you know the language well enough to know the difference, so I may be wrong.

Posted by: Wichi Dude on November 26, 2004 07:37 PM

You know your getting old when your mind is writeing checks your body can no longer cash

Posted by: Airboss on November 27, 2004 10:20 AM

...Something tells me that your ego won't take too terribly long to recover. ; )

Posted by: Key on November 27, 2004 12:13 PM

One thing I learned while working as a bouncer:

Never, ever, under any circumstances, fuck with the bartender.


Wise choice, A-man...

Posted by: Jay G on November 27, 2004 08:09 PM

I see your problem, you can't fire phasers and torpedoes at warp speed . People may think you look old, but then, have they seen you with your toenails painted?

Posted by: A.W.S. on November 29, 2004 12:50 AM
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