Wednesday, September 19, 2012
ANOINTMENT ... AT 7TH AND MONTANA!
Rigolatte, the Local Opera Loon with a zany religious streak, threw me for a loop this morning at 7th and Montana. Out of the blue, he tapped me on the shoulder, took a seat at my table and asked me for a favor. "Could you use your cell phone to help me out a bit?," he asked. "Why of course," I replied, pointing it in his direction and quietly switching on the camera. "I need you to look up the definition of the word 'anoint,'" he said, "I must find out what that means!" "Oh," I said, "Well I think it means rubbing ointment on yourself in a religious kind of way." He laughed. "It can't mean that," he said. "To anoint," I said, reading from my Spycam, "is to pour or smear with perfumed oil, milk, water, melted butter or other substances, a process employed ritually by many religions." "Ahh," he replied, walking away, "Then I know what I must do." I'm not exactly sure what he was up to, but he was last seen making a beeline for the condiments bar ...!