Funniest Shit I Ever Saw

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I’m usually not the biggest fan of using profanity to express my writing. Maybe in speech, but for some reason it just seems weird to cuss when you write, at least in most scenarios. By the end of this little story, you’ll understand the motivation to violate that rule in this title.

Last time I was down south we decided to go to a public storage auction for no better reason than sheer curiosity. The idea came from a few friends of ours named Robin, Frank and Kentucky. I could never figure out why we call Kentucky Kentucky, because after all he’s from Nashville. Tennessee might be a more fitting nickname.

The type of crowd this event attracted was interesting to me. There were elements of carnie-ism; there was an older guy who the tour guide was particularly rude to; there was a couple that looked like they listened to Korn and went to every Lollapalooza tour since its inception; there was our mostly hungover (and some still drinking) crew of five; and about fifteen others of all age, race, body type and ethnicity. I think there was even an alternative sexual preference or two in there, as well. Oh, and most important of all, there was a baked-looking guy with a less-than-one-year-old Golden Retriever or Labrador-type dog, very hyper, overly friendly and on a short leash. But more about him in a minute.

When you think about it, the whole gig is a rather strange concept. People show up to bid on other people’s lives essentially, their lost belongings…I mean think of some of the stories behind this stuff; why people’s things are in storage in the first place, why they couldn’t pay the bill, how they feel about some random people bidding on their life in ten-dollar increments, how they feel about some schmoe ending up with their stuff for who knows how many times less than they themselves would have accepted for it.

At any rate, by the time we were about a half-an-hour into the auction, the air was getting heavy and thick. You see, the storage facility bore a strange resemblance to Vegas, prison and middle school, and where we were at this point rarely saw the light of day. You can easily imagine the silence and stale air of anticipation present as the moderator opened the stall, and you can easily imagine the reaction of the crowd to the not-yet-housebroken dog’s decision to leave warm, steamy coil directly adjacent to the roll-up door. This thing had radiance; in fact, when I stepped over the offending matter to escape its fumes, I did notice a vortex of latent heat from the dog’s bodily function.

Which is why the ultra-disgusted responses that were unilateral amongst the crowd can only be described as, "the funniest shit I ever saw."

One comment

  1. Andres


    4 Democrats and 4 Republicans in a stalemate cimtomtee you think nothing works now, that’ll be the icing on the nothing gets done cake. Not to mention that any new cimtomtee would cost even more money to run, and as always, another group of bodies to oversee it.My mom worked for a US Senator for 12 years, and she knows all too well the gift law not being able to accept a gift from someone that she just helped get their green card legally, or helped with immigration in general. (And yes, many high profile people.) However, it prevents bribes on a small scale, and lobbying on a larger scale.The word politic is in and of itself a loophole. The mission’s defined objective, depends on who defines it Democrat or Republican, they both have faults faults, I might add, that were elected by the people. But, don’t forget that Democracy lies within a Republic. I, myself, believe in the original Constitution; however, our founding fathers believed in the natural law of human nature, not in base politics of control.I, myself, also have been involved on political steering cimtomtee’s from a very young age. Believe me when I tell you that if there is no opposition to said amendment, it will pass. People cry foul all the time, but rarely have they stood up for opposing something. It is the duty of the people to voice concern, not cower under government control no matter which party is in the captain’s chair the people shouldn’t be afraid of the government, the government should be afraid of the people. This is how our founding fathers set it up to be freedom to petition/protest when something is not right.Your idea for a steering cimtomtee is not right. The house and senate are the steering cimtomtee. The problems lie with not seeing eye to eye, because both think they are right. In the long run, that line of thinking hurts everyone, and another cimtomtee won’t solve anything.

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