Sunday, April 18, 2010

MR. OINK ... AT 7TH AND MONTANA!


Ladies and Gentlemen, meet "Mr. Oink," the self-absorbed ne'er-do-well at 7th and Montana who seemed determined this morning to pick-up where Our Friendly Neighborhood Slumlord left off. For those who don't remember, the Slumlord was a local character who used to steal other people's chairs right out from under their very noses. He went into hibernation several years ago, shortly after The Los Angeles Times ran an article exposing him as "one of Los Angeles' most notorious landlords." Today, Mr. Oink took a page from the Slumlord's book when he walked right up to my table and snatched a chair I was saving for someone without saying a word. "Excuse me," I said, "Isn't it common courtesy to ask whether a chair is taken?" He ignored me and proceeded to use the chair as a footrest. I couldn't help noticing that he was was wearing a baseball cap that said "Commander-in-Chief." Let's hope they impeach him ...!

4 comments:

emikk said...

do not throw chairs before swine.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Certainly using his fair share of real estate.

Paula said...

Reminds me of the math teacher in high school who got angry at the boys teasing him at a party. He threw metal folding chairs and lost his job shortly after.

Beth said...

How incredibly rude of him!