Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Rigolatte – the local loon known for walking up and down 7th Street belting out opera tunes -- made the scene at Our Favorite Starbucks this morning after a brief hiatus. Last month, he was banished for handing out religious literature. But today he was back … with a vengeance. He poked his head in the door, looked all around to make sure there weren’t any managers around, then made a bee-line for Barista Tyler. “Here,” he said, “I want you to have this.” It was a black and white religious image, which Tyler promptly handed to me. It looked evil. “Who is this, Satan?,” I asked. But by that point it was "mission accomplished" for Rigolatte. He stole two handfuls of artificial sweetener and slipped out the side door. As for the religious image, it turned out to be St. Jude, the patron saint of desperate cases.


Rose said...

Who is that image of, not sure it looks like St. Jude ????

Happy Thanksgiving dear friend.

Hugs, Rose

emikk said...

Maybe he's really a satanist but is in denial.