Friday, October 31, 2008

Hmmm...what to be?

Two thoughts for Halloween costumes this year:

1) A mime with a cast, crutches, bandaged head, etc. and a sign that says, "People really DO hate mimes".

2) A cardboard television set to wear so that I can be a sitcom.

Oh, the fun and hi jinx that could ensue! Or, I may just stay home and read a book. I'm well into a Murakami book called "Norwegian Wood" and it's not a bad little read. I can see why he's a popular writer, he taps the little daily things that mean a lot to us even though we don't realize it at the time.

Work has been slow. The economy and time of year aren't helping us out much at all. It has given us some time to do some little projects. Merchandise shelves rearranged, some little packages assembled from some annoying tea cup overstock and a couple ounces of tea, and moving Gregg's shrine upstairs. Now we need a new shrine though. Gladly, I haven't had to fire anyone or run any ads on Craigslist for servers. So, all in all, not a terrible couple of weeks with the bosses gone.

7 comments:

tshsmom said...

Yeah, the economy isn't kind to our industry right now. :(

I'd go as the banged up mime. Brilliant idea!

Shawn said...

I have to give props to my friend Josh who went to work as a mime a few years ago. The awesome part was that he was waiting tables. When I asked him how it went the comment that stood out was, "I found out that people really do hate mimes."

Miranda said...

Well, where will you be wearing the costume?

Shawn said...

As it turns out...I stayed in and didn't bother with a costume.

I decided I was too poor to go out and play. Poor and not really excited about seeing the same people in the same place doing the same thing as usual only in costumes...

SME said...

I'd combine the two costumes and have a maimed mime show.

Hope business picks up for you soon - it's slow everywhere. I swear there are tumbleweeds in my neighborhood these days.

The Zombieslayer said...

I was dead. Surprise surprise. Same costume for 12 years now. I think next year, I need to be something new.

I like #1. That's hilarious.

The Zombieslayer said...

Oh, speaking of the economy, I'm losing my job next year. :(

Fun times being an American.