I should have bought a Godfather T-Shirt.

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Hey, if you wondered, the novelty Italian joke t-shirt business is thriving! 2 different booths at this year’s Italian Fest in Old Italy (24th/Western). This is my third straight year at the fest because my wife loves to be near sloppy marinara covered food. Remember, she’s all pregnant and we walked past the carnival rides and games joking about winning prizes for our new baby. The carnie (god bless his wonderful, toothless soul) took that opportunity and ran up to me and gave me a free dart to pop a balloon. I jokingly threw it, said thank you, and then he proceeded to do his version of 3 card monte until he got 20 bucks and I got a Hanna-Barbara stuffed animal that my kid can’t play with til 3 years old. I knew I was in the scam, but I was really pissed by the way he took advantage of us expecting. It was the desperation and the weasel-ness of acting like he was giving a nice gesture, but it was all with the sole intent of milking dry. Then, the restaurant we went to was all pissy we were 10 minutes late on our reservation. I’m cool with that, but Bruna? The next time this happens, do it with a full, crowded restaurant. Not with 7 tables open and no traffic Capishe?

italianthingb.jpg

Hey, if you wondered, the novelty Italian joke t-shirt business is thriving! 2 different booths at this year’s Italian Fest in Old Italy (24th/Western). This is my third straight year at the fest because my wife loves to be near sloppy marinara covered food. Remember, she’s all pregnant and we walked past the carnival rides and games joking about winning prizes for our new baby. The carnie (god bless his wonderful, toothless soul) took that opportunity and ran up to me and gave me a free dart to pop a balloon. I jokingly threw it, said thank you, and then he proceeded to do his version of 3 card monte until he got 20 bucks and I got a Hanna-Barbara stuffed animal that my kid can’t play with til 3 years old. I knew I was in the scam, but I was really pissed by the way he took advantage of us expecting. It was the desperation and the weasel-ness of acting like he was giving a nice gesture, but it was all with the sole intent of milking dry. Then, the restaurant we went to was all pissy we were 10 minutes late on our reservation. I’m cool with that, but Bruna? The next time this happens, do it with a full, crowded restaurant. Not with 7 tables open and no traffic Capishe?

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