Wednesday, August 19, 2009
From a friend who eats dinner in a fine restaurant almost every night:
[T]his was a first; there's a table with all the tables around it emptied because the couple has rancid BO. They're seating people at the bar instead, and for good reason. The poor waitress!
Apparently "the couple has rancid BO." It just goes to show you, there's somebody for everybody. Reminds me of the great Greg Giraldo line about Siegfried and Roy, to the effect that it is extremely affirming that one gay lion tamer found another gay lion tamer! If that can happen, then anybody can find his true love.
Greg Giraldo and I even worked at the same NYC law firm, I believe at the same time for a short period. But he's the one stalking me. I'm a little older.
In high school, we were good at ragging on each other and ranting in general. GG has made it into an art form -- see the Central Comedy roasts. Ours was an all boys high school, so I took relish in GG getting a platform to make fun of the most famous pair of tits of our generation, Pam Anderson's. To elaborate, we were an all boys Jesuit scholarship school in Manhattan filled with Brooklyn-Bronx-Queens-etc miscreant wise asses. We had almost no women even physically present in our high school building. I know I could do hard time, because I've done it before.
If I could ask Greg Giraldo one question, it would be ... do you remember "Miss Veth". In my sophomore year -- when she first joined us -- she was right out of college and very cute, and taught a section of Biology and was given an exclusive on teaching the entire year Health. Who says the Jesuits don't have a sense of humor? Miss Veth became our collective greatest challenge. I bet Greg Giraldo, the comedian, was born in a Miss Veth health class. She was a great sport at dealing with us ... I remember her choking in laughter on our double and triple entrendres.
Last I heard, Miss Veth, now married, still teaches there ... she'd be in her later 50's.
My wife and I once sat down in a restaurant where the waiter had BO so bad it affected vision. When he brought us our menus it hit us and we looked across the table at each other with horror on our faces, then rose and walked out without a word.
Hmmm.... perhaps he is being insensitive? Maybe the couple in question shower twice a day but have some rare affliction where they exude copious amounts of rancid BO and are unable to control the odor? As such they may qualify as 'disabled' under the ADA and be choice job applicants for an employer trying to bring his EEOC form into balance. Then again they may just not like to bathe. He should have asked them.