Thursday, October 1, 2009

One Man's Pan

There's this 20-something guy who lives down the street from me. I would call him "colorful." I have a feeling his not-so-distant-past is rather checkered. Now, I'm no saint, that's for sure. I'm not being judgmental, I'm just calling it how I see it. I've got my own checkered past to be judgmental about without worrying about his too. This kid is perfectly nice and friendly. We've been waving buddies for years.
Today he walks by, slows down, and says,
"Dude. I really like your ganja smokin' devil dude."
Crickets.
My mind is racing...devil dude. devil dude. devil dude.
Suddenly, I realize he's talking about my flute-playing Pan.
There you have it - one man's Pan is another man's ganja-smokin' devil.
Dude, isn't the world great?


15 comments:

  1. Dude, this SO cracked me up. Thanks!

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  2. That's hilarious! I can just imagine the conversation, crickets and all.

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  3. Totally... Everybody knows ganga gives you hooved feet, man.

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  4. And horns! Bwahahaha. Love it!

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  5. I don't think I would ever consider of it being anything but Pan but, obviously, our reference points are not the same.
    Onward, through the fog.
    Merrymerry

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  6. Can you blame him? Cloven feet, and it looks like he just lifted his finger off the carburetor. ;-)

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  7. It's always a good idea to be on friendly terms with an interesting neighbor.
    Iloveuddyhands

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  8. KC - he does! you outed yourself by using the word carburetor, you know. lol.

    anonymous - my sentiments, exactly.

    Corricks - hahah. good one.

    Everybody else - I knew y'all would find this funny. I'm still giggling over it.

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  9. Funny!!! (Love blog! I came by from the post on Digging. Look forward to more.)

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  10. Thank you, Wicked Gardener. LOVE the name of your blog...off to read it now.

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  11. Too funny! Perception is everything. I liked reading your blog. I just found out that i am soooo
    Wabi-Sabi. Sounds like there is finally a name for my kind.

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  12. Found your blog from the link on Pam's blog, Digging.

    Oh - and this story is hilarious!!!

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  13. Thanks everyone and WELCOME! I'm really, really glad to have you as readers today.

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