Nick and Jessica: TSA, Latinos, Playgrounds, Pocket Knives, Ricky Ricardo, Field Hockey and Blowing Water Out of Your Mouth Like They Do In Those Old Funny Movies
…. so, the TSA guys were Cuban or whatever and we were having this bullshit conversation yukking it up about knives and shoe bombs. Everyone was Latino and they looked at me all askance probably surprised since white people are such tight asses. Maybe they were surprised they found one who didn’t really give a shit about walking around keagling all day.
That’s quite a generalization about white people don’t you think?
Ok so, I told you about the knife right? I didn’t even see this coming. One of the baggage agents at the check in counter … I swear he looked exactly like Ricky … what’s his name the singer …
Noooooo, you dumb shit. Whatever ….. the guy volunteers to go out to the plane with my pocket knife, find my bag and put the knife in my bag! Wow …
And you attribute this to …
I had just arrived at that particular playground. These guys were standing around looking bored. So, we played a game and we had a good time. The cool thing is, it was just another playground in town. I might not ever go back there again but … that’s beside the point.
Ok Nick. It’s a small town … what are you trying to say … life is a small town? It’s a playing field … does this have anything to do with field hockey? I used to play field hockey, you know.
Field hockey! Field hockey! (Nick chuckles, his stomach bumps up and down), Jeeeeezus Jessica, he says shaking his head then keening .. You make me laugh …
Pause for composure.
Aren’t you lucky stupid is funny Jessica? Like, what if you were really smart? (Nick quietly explains. A serious look on his face.) You probably wouldn’t be HALF as funny. ……….. if you were smart I mean.
Jessica’s mouth is pulled to the side.
Nick sips water from a glass he’s holding.
Jessica’s eyes are beaming.
Turning, she slowly walks away.
Nick holds the glass to his mouth barey drinking thinking, watching wondering …
Jessics turns the corner. Gone from sight.
Nick continues to drink water.
Jessica’s face looks around the corner at Nick.
Nick is caught totally by surprise. His mouth full of water, unable to control himself, he sprays water into the air: a combination of mist and large drops and some residual dripping down his chin.
Nick and Jessica are both laughing.
“That’ll teach you to make fun of me.”
Did you see that?! I thought they only did that in movies … hahahah ….
Nick moves closer.. stops two feet away then, closer …
Nick and Jessica are nose to nose all but touching their eyes fixated, smiles on their faces