The Cantaloupe Man
I went to the natural foods store tonight and in the checkout line in front of me was the cantaloupe man. He bought 5 cantaloupes and nothing else. He told the old joke about why did the couple have to have a wedding ceremony? Because they can’t elope. He looked like the bad mayor from the Disney movie Halloweentown.
I gave the publicly acceptable laugh ..was greeted with a smile by the cantaloupe man, and a knowing glance from the kid behind the checkout stand.
After the cantaloupe man left, the kid behind the checkout stand filled me in. “That guy comes inhere every other day, buys 5 cantaloupes, tells the same joke EVERYTIME, liek he doesn’t remember me….sometimes he has to pay fo reach cantaloupe separately!”