"I took them by surprise..."

Glenn Addington By Glenn Addington, 27th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A straight face, a solemn tone, and an off-beat comment or question made the moment a classic

The New Kid

At the place I was working some years ago, we had a new kid start one day. He was young, knew no one, and was apprehensive because of it being the first day on the job. His first job assignment was near where I was working. He asked about the radio on the shelf, and asked if it was alright if he tuned it to a rock n' roll station. Having been given a positive nod, he tuned it to his favorite station and went back to work.

It wasn't long before a song came on, sung by the Beatles. About a minute later, I turned and loudly said, "Who in the world are those turkeys? They'll never amount to anything!" I looked over at him, and thought he was going to break his jaw on the table he was working at...

The Ex-Biker

Tom had been a rough character 20 years before, but had indeed mellowed out. He'd forsaken his bike, had pretty much cleaned up his speech, and was a neatly groomed individual. His hair was now short, but he maintained a beard. Mind you, not a long, stringy, unmanaged thing, but a medium length, bushy thing.

One day, I faced Tom head on, and, with a deadly serious expression on my face, began my little speech, "Tom" I said, " I heard a rumor, and I figured I'd better come to you first." My tone was every bit as serious as the expression on my face. After a few seconds of hesitation, I sternly asked him, "Tom, is it true that you have a chin?" The serious, puzzled look on his face lasted only a second before he burst into laughter, barely able to remain standing, and replied with a huge smile. "Yes, Glenn, its true!!


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author avatar Glenn Addington
I am an American, former Viet Nam veteran, and a Christian, living in East Tennessee. I am now retired and am pursuing a writing career. I would welcome writing assignments.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
28th Mar 2012 (#)

Very enjoyable read Glenn. Thank you.

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author avatar Glenn Addington
28th Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks. Check out my next one... Glenn

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