Friday, September 28, 2012
THE PRICE IS RIGHT ... ON YOUR FOREHEAD, AT 7TH AND MONTANA!
'Barnacle Bess,' the local eccentric with a heart of gold, paid me an interesting compliment on Sunday. "I like your costume," she said. "Costume?!?," I thought, looking at my usual weekend duds. "Just getting an early start on Halloween," I replied, "But enough about me. Your outfit looks brand new!" I could say this with confidence, knowing that a large, purple price tag was dangling from her sunglasses. "Oh, thanks," she said, "It's always good to shake things up a bit!" As for the price tag, she wears it proudly -- sort of like a modern-day Minnie Pearl -- to avoid that her sunglasses get lost in the shuffle. A little individuality never hurt anyone, I always say ...!