Friday, March 13, 2009

The Search?

A few years ago, I wrote a running series about the self-important louts that I used to ride with on the commuter ferry. A couple of years ago, that series came to an end.

No, not because I sank the ferry or anything like that. It was just a change in jobs that ended my Ferry Nice Fun.

I do miss those clowns. I mean, how could you not get somehow attached to Yawn Talker, the Gargler, Slick, Burpee and the like? They would find new and innovative ways to make me wish I had psychotic powers that I could inflict on them (yes, psychotic, not psychic-we wanted to give them boo-boos, or worse)

I long for the days when one of the cellphoniacs would dial on and make all kinds of vomit with their friend. I liked thinking of the reactions of my friends when I would write about DeckWalker, the Politician and "Man, I Am So Hot" Guy.

I've been on the hunt. Believe me. I would go around with a little pad, writing about the many dum people I meet in my new venture. In some towns, you could just take a copy of the local phonebook to keep track of Dums. (Dum's aren't smart enough to be "dumb"; they don't qualify for the extra "b" on the end.)

I've got a pretty good list going now, and, since this is mostly related to the job I do, I'm going to call this series "The Office".

Very original. Shaddap.


  1. I have a feeling this is going to be very entertaining.

  2. Jimmy I used to love you telling us about your trips on the Ferry ~ I must admit I miss hearing about them ~ and I remember you telling us about the congregation in church ~ (I don't think I have got that wrong ~ Or have I ????) looking forward to hearing about "The Office" ~ Ally x

  3. Looking forward to a series :o)

  4. LOL...looking forward to this!

  5. I loved the ferry stories! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us!!

  6. I too loved the ferry stories...hell, all the stories!

  7. Sounds like fun! I think we all know a few Dums!


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