Now I have this ratty, worn, ancient NY Mets hat
that I practically live in around the house.
Would wager I have done everything a man can do in it.
Sometimes I forget it’s even on my head and wear it out in public.
So I’m in the local Save-a-Lot yesterday morning over in the meat section.
Looking over the turkey parts and out of the corner of my eye I notice this
Guy in a crisp impeccable pristine Yankees cap over near the chicken livers
Shaking his head and smirking at me with a bemused condescending vibe.
So I saunter down to the pork chops and keep shooting him looks until
He has to directly acknowledge me and he says in a snide sarcastic tone-
So … you’re a Mets fan
I deadpan him with this innocent pokerface and reply matter of factly …
O you mean this hat? Nah I’m a Walter Matthau fan – You know that movie
From 68 called the Odd Couple? Well he appears in a number of scenes with
This very Mets hat. I got this on E-bay years ago – cheap – surprisingly they
Say it’s worth quite a lot of money now.
Of course now dude in the Yankees cap
seems interested and rather impressed.
You could see the dollar signs lighting up his eyes.
And he goes … really?
Sure been thinking about putting it back up for a bid soon –
should pay for my daughter’s tuition
At college for a couple of semesters …
Abruptly ending the conversation …
Tipping my hat to him walking away
Mumbling under my breath. So who’s on first You Dipshit …