Monthly Archives: January 2016

Fleeing from Turkmenistein on an Escape Goat

I fear that my lunch-mates and I were misunderstood when our typically wayward conversation veered into the topic of whether the country in question was pronounced “Turkmenistein” or “Turkmenisteen.” Those of Jewish heritage preferred “stein” while Bruce fans preferred “steen” of … Continue reading

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What will you not remember when you are 88?

You would think that someone who was in his forties during the Sixties would remember what a hippie was, but it was not the case with my father.  Here is the email transcript of the conversation we had when it … Continue reading

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Moe Confuses My Colleagues

The Moe Howard key-chain I have on my wall at work drew this remark from my Romanian colleague.  “Why do you have a Chinese guy on your wall?”  No surprise, I suppose, that he didn’t recognize one of the Three … Continue reading

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Gas Station Attendant Coins New Salutation

My gas station attendant greeted me with the following phrase the other day: “Guten tagen on your noggin!”  After Googling the phrase I was able to report to him that he is the originator.  He was pleased.

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