Thursday, January 24, 2008

"Did you just call me a moron?"

So I have this coat...a coat that looks a lot like the one on the left. My grandfather gave it to me a couple of years ago..."Bogart, I am not going out in the rain anytime soon, plus I am in a wheelchair, so maybe you can use it."

It looked like a very nice coat. It fit perfectly. It was warm. It IS a nice coat.

So I took it. It has traveled all over the US with me. Of course, I never had to wear it in San Never Rains in Southern California!

But then I move to VA. I get to wear this coat even more. How happy am I? SOOO HAPPY!

I mean, c'mon, it is my gramps coat. I even found some sermon notes that he left in the pocket from an Easter Sunrise service. How cool is that?! I am happy wearing that coat. I look goooood wearing that coat. Oh yea!

Enter Claire. My beautiful lady love. The girl that gives me pause when I see her each day, no matter what she is wearing. She is smoke'n!

Claire: "What are you wearing?"
Me: "The coat my gramps gave me. Isn't it great?"
Claire: "1987 called...they want their coat back. You look like you are an extra from that movie Wall Street."
Me: "I love my coat. It is a great coat. Are you saying my grandfather did not know how to dress?"
Claire: "Honey, I think my grandma is very stylish, but if I started wearing her clothes, I would look like a moron."
Me: "Did you just call me a moron."
Claire: "I am just saying that if I wore my maw-maw's stuff, I would look like a moron. That's all I'm saying."


Wonderful World of Weiners said...

I LOVE the word Moron... it is all encompassing and seems to some up people perfectly. I say, embrace your moronness!!

I think AIRMAN SHMOOPY has a very formal sound to it, don't you?


Virginia said...

I say it's your coat, you can wear it if you want to wear it. Especially if it has sentimental value like that.

WILLIAM said...

I would say wear it. Unless you are also wearing a fedora...than I would say no.

I also think that maybe if Claires Grandma gave her jewerly she would probably waer it.

Bogart in P Towne said...

WWofW - it is a well used word...and I think he hated that Airman Shmoopy thing the last couple of weeks! Pretty much can guarantee it!

Thanks VA...I like it and will wear it. Claire says I still look cute, even when I wear it!

I think you are right William...I am sure she would wear it. And since gramps was from the old school, I don't have any jewelery of his, so the coat will have to suffice!

kpellatiro said...

She's calling you a moron, and you have to admit you'de be willing to be an extra in wallstreet tomorrow if they called. Turn off the chicago cd and closet the cloak (grin)...

Bogart in P Towne said...

KP -- Thanks...I think? And Chicago is so yesterday...I have moved on and grown up, I mean, it is all about Depeche Mode and Soft Cell...jeeze.