This month the Cafe’ was to have Jerry Andrus as the Honored Guest. The section started out with the usual welcome from Mein Brooks. This was followed by the usual array of magicians kissing his ass in absentia – each trying to out do the other is showing what close personal friends they were with ol’ Jer. It was more pathetic than usual.
Personally, I wanted to ask if he was ever going to send the book I bought and paid for over 30 years ago. He never even gave me the courtesy of a simple reply. It was damn expensive to a young man back then.
Andrus didn’t fulfill his commitment due to illness. Frankly, I don’t give a damn!
I guess I’m getting……
too fucking old! Today, I went to TigerDirect to pick up a case fan – I had run out. You walk in the door and they spit on you – if you ask for help they piss all over you. You wait forever to check out and then get a body cavity search before you can leave.
The amazing thing is they are very busy. No matter how I try, I can’t treat my customers that way, but it seems to be the only way to make money today. Oh – and I paid 50% more for the fan than I normally sell them for.