>That’s A New One

>The weirdest thing happened to me the other night at the mall when I went out with my friend so we could buy Christmas presents for each other. I know it’s January, but we don’t live in the same town, and anyway, that really doesn’t have much to do with the story.

So we’re walking through the mall at a pretty good speed when all of a sudden, some guy walking the other way comes right up next to me and burps in my ear. He sort of leaned in a bit when he did it too so I know it was directed at me and not just a general burp that happened to get away from him as he walked past us. After taking a second to think about it, I did the first thing I could think of, that being to turn around and say something like “thanks man, that was a good one.”

The whole incident took about 5 seconds and it was all done without anybody stopping or even slowing their pace, but for a 5 second moment in time, it’s sure stuck with me. I guess that’s because I’ve never had that happen to me, seen it happen to somebody else, or even heard somebody tell a similar story other than Matt’s old one about getting spanked by some guy at a hockey game. Maybe I never thought I’d be able to compete with that one, I guess I was wrong.

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