Sunday, November 18, 2012
FINDING RELIGION ... AT 7TH AND MONTANA!
Rigolatte -- the local loon known for locking himself in the rest room at Our Favorite Starbucks and belting out opera tunes for hours on end -- has finally met his match. Meet 'the Church Lady,' a woman who was so taken with Rigolatte this morning she decided to impersonate a church. The fun began when Rigolatte started warming-up his pipes at about 11:30 a.m. "Mi, mi-mi-mi-mi .... Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti ...," he sang out as he walked up 7th Street and marched through the front door. "What was that all about?," asked the Church Lady. "Oh, he's just preparing to sing Opera," I replied. "I LOVE opera," she said, "Maybe he'll give us a concert?" "I wouldn't ask him if I were you," I warned, "He's also very religious and will try to get you to join his church." "Oh," replied the Church Lady, "There's nothing to worry about there ... I AM a church ... I'm my very own Church and I worship at my own altar!" She stretched her arms skyward to form a makeshift steeple and sat there waiting, as if for her congregation to arrive. "Yup, I'm a Church!," she repeated at various intervals, "I'm still a Church!" Who knows, maybe one day Rigolatte will join her and, together, they can form their own Moron Tabernacle Choir ...!