Friday, April 23, 2010
Is that a book you're reading?
No.... it's my tennis shoe.... gees!!
See... the deal is I LIKE to read.... and not just in the bathroom or on the couch or in bed..... I like to read OUTSIDE..... and there is no end to the irritation I feel when folks, again, STRANGERS ask you if you are reading or.... "Is it a good book?"..... "What's the book about?"
Well, schmucko...... if I wanted to talk to a complete stranger.... I would not have BROUGHT the fucking book with me!!!!!..... and NO... it is the worst possible book I could think of .... and NO I do not want to tell you what it is about.... I AM READING IT TO FIND OUT WHAT IT IS ABOUT!!!
so.... yesterday afternoon I stroll over to Oblio's to get a pint and to finish reading John Irving's last novel. Now... I like Irving.... and what I do is sometimes SAVE the last 50-60 pages to read as a treat to myself in a special spot at a special time. OK... maybe it's weird, but it is MY DEAL, see, and as soon as I settle in with a fine pint of Sprecher Imperial Stout... this old University Lady (I've seen her around) comes up and starts prattling.... "oh.... what are you reading?" IT'S A FUCKING BOOK. "can I see the cover?" NO GET YOUR OWN! "do you like Irving?" NO I AM READING IT CAUSE I HATE THE ASSHOLE! "have you read his other books?" HEY THIS ISN'T A GODDAM LITERARY CLUB.
sheesh! I'm just ranting here. I really believe that someone should/can have a certain amount of privacy in a public place! I mean..... do folks walk into a supper club and randomly pick out a diner and say, "Is that a steak you're eating?" "Is it Kobe beef or Angus?" "Do you like your steak rare or medium?" "What's the best steak you ever ate?"
Ok. I feel better now. I have to take the book back to the library. I distinctly told them I wanted Ranch, not Thousand Island.
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