August 15, 2006

A Guest Writer: The Viking Bride

What follows is an email I received from my wife which I thought was so funny, I had to share it.

Epistles from Bridgeport

Out getting lunch today, I had the following experiences, which, to me, encapsulate Bridgeport fairly well.

*Overheard from late-20’s woman in jeans, t-shirt, and knit vest while she was chatting on her cell phone: “Well, I’m off to parole and then I’m going home.” Perhaps she was talking with her partner in crime?

*As I continued walking down the block, I saw 2 nubile blondes talking to a middle-aged hispanic man. They were asking, “on a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you love the Lord?” He was looking confused.

*Farther down the block, a mid-50’s woman in a skirt and cardigan made eye contact with me. Sensing she may have some connection to the nubile blondes, I decided that really, I didn’t feel like engaging in conversation about my love of the Lord. So when she volunteers “My name is Claire”, I respond “How nice for you” as I cross to the other side of the street.

She cracks me up, my wife.

Posted by Random Penseur at August 15, 2006 01:20 PM | TrackBack

Snort out loud funny!

Posted by: Wicked H at August 16, 2006 07:44 AM

very funy indeed. I can easily see why the children are so mumerous!


Posted by: michele at August 16, 2006 11:12 PM

Yep. That's my hometown. :)

There are plenty of whackadoodles around, but they're generally really good people.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at August 17, 2006 12:34 AM

"How nice for you," indeed! Lovely woman, your wife! :)

Posted by: Margi at August 18, 2006 01:07 PM

Evangelicals, cringe...

Posted by: Andrew Cusack at August 18, 2006 11:50 PM

I'm starting to consciously realize that the best way to get around in the city without being asked ...
- For a cigarette/lighter
- Money
- If I want information about being a Christian
- If I want to be a donator for - fill in charitable organisation here -

... is to simply avoid eye contact. But I don't like doing it. So am I rude that I'm avoid eye contact or are these people being rude? Or should I keep working on my fantasy of living somewhere in northern Canada? :)

Posted by: Hannah at August 20, 2006 02:11 AM
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