Friday, June 04, 2004

Jason 'By God' Graham

Jason is a dear friend of mine, another fella Julie went to med school with. I have more Jason stories than you have time to read... but I figure I should provide you with some character developement before I jump right in. First of all, you have to understand that Jason just can't stand the thought of puttin' his foot in his mouth. If he knows ya, he'll say anything to ya and go on about his business and never give it a second thought, but if he don't know ya, he tends to be ultra polite and on his best behavior. I could take a lesson or two from the boy in that regard... anyway...

One day Jason stopped for gas up at this little shop in Sparta Tennessee. He walks in to pay, and finds himself looking at a cashier with a freakish facial deformity. One eye was literally sticking out of the socket. I mean an inch out of the socket. Granted, I tend to be a little skeptical about this sort of thing, asuming that there is some exajuration involved, but the fact is Jason can't tell this story without drinkin', so there must be something to it.

Anyway, the poor guy, he's standing there trying to pay... doing everything he can to NOT look at the freaky eye woman, but despite his efforts he keeps looking up at it. The woman, bless her heart, is going on and on about people drivin' off without payin'. Jason's just looking at the counter and nodding his head... "Yeah... Uh huh.. Yup..." Of course all the while he's thinking... "HOLY CRAP!! LOOK AT HER EYE!!!!"

Finally she hands him his change and says, "You just wouldn't believe how many folks will steal from ya!"

He looks her in the eye and says...

"yeah... Gotta keep an eye out for that..."

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