Thursday, February 19, 2015

I know this guy, or at least I thought I did

For Valentine's Day the husband got me brakes for my car. Not the most romantic thing but practical and necessary. It's better than a Jelly of the Month club subscription because it says "I love you and I want you to be safe". And not accidentally kill anyone on the road. In case people are wondering, yes I did receive other little gifts for that day but the brake job was the biggie.

My vehicle has started to show its age. It's still reliable and damn good on gas but it needs work. For example, the a/c is shot. Thankfully it waited until the end of last summer before crapping out. Living out here in the desert where the temperature reaches 110 degrees in the summer months, air conditioning is mandatory. And costly to repair.

The other day Bill told me he mentioned this to a co-worker. The co-worker said he knew a guy who might be able to do the job and not charge us an arm and a leg.

Now, you know how we speak in movie quotes? Usually one of us will do a bit and the other person catches on and we recreate the entire scene. Bill started and let's just say I dropped the ball. On the wrong guy. Here's how the conversation played out:

Bill: We might be able to get the car fixed at a reasonable price because B told me he knows a guy.

Me: (At this point I'm just looking at him, waiting for more info.)

Bill: His name is Danny.

Now, he's looking at me expecting the obvious reply. And my inner dialogue is going Uh oh! He's expecting a reply. I'm supposed to say something. What am I supposed to say?!  And so I quote from a SpongeBob episode.

I knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy's cousin.

And he looks at me all disappointed and says, "No, from Ocean's Eleven. Danny Ocean? I know a guy?"

Smack to the forehead. Of course!! I hate when I screw up a perfectly good pop culture reference. 

In case you're curious:
*The SpongeBob episode is where SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward go camping outside in front of their homes and encounter killer sea bears.

*The Ocean's Eleven scene is near the end of the movie when George Clooney's character, Danny Ocean, is confronted by Andy Garcia's character, Terry Benedict, about a robbery in Benedict's casino. Also, I'm talking about the remake of the original movie which featured the Rat Pack.

*It's scary and ridiculous how easily I can recall these things but have no idea where I put the pen I was using 5 minutes ago.

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