Punk'd in LA
Just having a blast stocking David OG's shelves (he has a waaaaaay better selection that I do, and he has floor stacks!) while chatting with the lovely LA faithful. Gotta share a quick story with you briefly - I got totally punked on the sales floor today.
I was emptying a shopping cart of booze into the liquor section when a tall, red-headed man came and started asking me about Pappy. I explained the sad state of affairs and what we now have to do with our raffle system and he was perplexed.
"Really? Because I heard Costco and BevMO have it in stock right now."
Ahh.........sigh. I was beginning to sweat. This guy was nice enough, but he really wasn't getting what I was trying to tell him. I began my little schtick about how there's a shortage of great Bourbon right now, so he countered with, "I just need something that's like 98-100 points. Isn't there anything here in the store?"
I had to take my jacket off. Heat from both my exasperation and the flu were beginning to set in. Finally, he gives me a ten dollar bill and says, "Call me when the Pappy comes in." I take his business card, but I hand him back the ten and tell him that I can't do that.
"How about twenty? Com'on! Twenty bucks, help me out!"
I refused but I told him I would do everything I could to help him out when the time came. I finally looked down at the business card he handed me to make sure his email was on it, and.....BAM.....there it was: Steve Ury - my longtime email and blogger penpal, there in the flesh. We had never seen each other before so we didn't know what the other looked like. He had figured out that I was me, but I didn't expect to get punked in my own store! The man behind Sku's Recent Eats is as funny in person as he is on his blog. A very well-executed practical joke. Nicely done!