Monday, March 19, 2007

Fanfare


Called to order Weird Al concert tickets. Felt nerdy to begin with, cause I was using the phone. I am 80. I still patronize the post office and order things in catalogs. When I go to restaurants I order the senior plate, which is a hamburger on a wilted piece of lettuce with a side of canned cling peaches and no bun. And a coffee. Decaf. Are you SURE that's decaf, honey? Good. Only Equal? No Sweet-N-Low? Oh dear.

Anyway, I felt even nerdier when a black customer service rep answered the phone. Yes, I know you cannot always tell a person's race by the sound of their voice but this was a black guy. Unless it was Eminem. But it wasn't Eminem because I'd recognize Eminem. I have all his records. I mouth memorized lyrics about mother rape and shooting people while riding the subway. People are intimidated.

The CSR of course didn't give a fuuuuuuuuuck. He kept saying "Yankovitch" instead of Yankovic and I honestly believe he had no prior knowledge of who this Weird Al is or what he's all about. Is it because of his age or his race? Or both? I think it's the age. He sounded young.

Did I mention that this is my THIRD Weird Al show? The first one I went to I brought a whoopee cushion and got him to sign it. I thought I was the most clever girl in the world but behind me were about 50 people, all holding spatulas.

10 comments:

Sarah said...

UHF in filmed my hometown, and all these kids I went to school with are in it, and my mom's best friend was Phyllis on the Dial A Fish thing.

Erin Bradley said...

More info! More more!

C said...

Dang, girl. You done los' yo edge. Wha happen ta tha sharp-edge gal we luvved on nerve? Ah mean, shee-it, you gone all sof' an all.
Weird Al.

Cher said...

at least I'm not the only nerd who loves weird al. I saw him in concert as well... only I dressed up as an Amish woman and got him to sign my bonnet. far more clever than a spatula, I think :)

Behind The Curve said...

He's still alive??

Sarah said...

Okay: I once made out with Little Weasel. He had a sweet van and a trust fund.

Also, I keep looking for a way to email you, but I don't see one. Am I missing it?

OLT said...

dood, who are you going with? what a mix bag crowd it's going to be...

Erin Bradley said...

My sister. It'll be interesting to see who comes. ATLANTIC CITY, NJ. Cra-zy.

jerry said...

now i gotta see him again, gotta keep up with the bradleys. nothing like the wisp of cow crap while trying to enjoy a man in a fat suit rock the fair grounds.

MW said...

OOOPS.

Way to ask you something in email that you already posted about here, right?

I think I had already read this one, but what the tickets were for just didn't register in my long-term memory at all.

Anyway, you're still a nerd. But you're in good company...