Tuesday, September 27, 2016
The Hypothetical Premise
We were in Cap Cod recently seeing my wife's cousin. The cousin lives in Craigville, and we were staying in Hyannis. We've done this on several occasions and on this one we mentioned the stores along Main Street in Hyannis, and some pieces of simple jewelry my wife bought for Christmas presents.
At the mention of jewelry shopping, my wife's cousin told of her childhood friend who owns one of the stores we had somehow managed not to go into. Smelling discount we purposely went back to Main Street the next day and flouted the relationship. Without even asking, a discount was offered that allowed us to buy two pieces that were going to serve as presents. The owner even seemed to remember my wife attending the same baby shower for the cousin's daughter, and being at my wife's cousin's 25th wedding anniversary party.
We had got around to talking about the Thursday night football game win for the Patriots over the Houston Texans, 27-0, with the Patriots guided by a third string quarterback, due to injuries to the second string quarterback, and Tom Brady's four game suspension in the Deflagate episode. Turns out Mary Ellen, the owner, is a huge Patriots football fan.
Transactions completed and Mary Ellen is headed to unlock the front door to allow us out. What better time time than now to ask: "Would you buzz Bill Belichick through your front door if he showed up wearing what he's always seen in?"