Sunday, February 20, 2011
On Judaism, Baseball and Beer...
Jalen was out of school this past Friday, so I took him with me on a few AM errands. Including a stop at the post office...
Jalen: [To a post office employee] "There's no mail delivered on holidays, right?"
Post Office Employee: "That's right. There's no delivery on most holidays."
Jalen: "Holidays like Yom Kippur, right?"
On Saturday, Jalen and Mrs. Bootleg accompanied me to BevMo -- an alcohol warehouse of sorts with stores throughout California and Arizona...
Jalen: "Where are we going?"
Me: "I wanna stop by BevMo and see if they've got any new beers to buy."
Jalen: [After a perfectly-timed comedic beat] "Are baseball and beer the only two things you care about?"
Mrs. Bootleg: "..."
The scene shifts to the BevMo checkout line. Mrs. Bootleg was there and can attest that the following unprompted conversation actually happened...
Jalen: [To the cashier] "Do you like beer?"
Cashier: "Yes, I like beer."
Jalen: "What kind of beer do you like?"
Cashier: [Nervously, but politely laughing] "Ummm...Sam Adams?"
Jalen: "Daddy, do you like Sam Adams?"
Me: [Laughing, but feeling Mrs. Bootleg piercing glare from behind] "Yeah, J, I like Sam Adams."
Jalen: [To the cashier] "Do you like Fat Tire?"
Cashier: [Laughing] "It's OK."
Jalen: "Do you like Coors Light?"
Cashier: [Still laughing] "Oh, NO!"
Me: "OK, Jalen..."
Jalen: "Do you like Bud Light?"
Cashier: [Positively dying by this point] "Oh, NO! And, how do you know SO much about beer?"
Jalen: "My daddy drinks a lot."
Me and Mrs. Bootleg: [Heads explode.]