Problems with Originals

Just a quick note, I was in “Best Buy” a couple days ago over in South Brooklyn at the Caesar’s Bay Shopping center.  I was looking at the flatscreen televisions and I was approached by one of their employees who asked me if I needed any help.  I kinda shooed him away and continued to look at the sets and viewing the information on them.  I then started to do a little comparative shopping on the web to see if there were any better deals.

While I was shopping online, I hear a strong Brooklyn accent over by the computers and he was rather perturbed.  I started laughing a little and he looked over at me.  “You find something funny”, he asked as he glared at me.  After glancing quickly at his shirt with his name on it, I replied “No not all Joe, it’s good to see a few ‘Originals’ are still left in the neighborhood over here, you know what I mean, we’re disappearing”.  Joe then says “What are you talking about, I work with 4 Joes at my job, we have to refer to each by first name and last name’s first letter.  I work with a ‘Joe B’ ‘Joe D’ and “.

I then interrupted, extended my hand, shook his and said “Well it’s been a pleasure Joe and whatever your last name’s first letter is” and walked out of the store just saying to myself “Really”!!?  I guess he thought my name was “Joe”, and how in the hell can he think I was referencing to the fact that his name and my name  are the same, as opposed to being an original from Brooklyn.  I got out of there looked at my watch and saw it was time for a cocktail.


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