"I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves." Ludwig Wittgenstein

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Chicken Clown

It wasn't just that he was an unemployed, part-time clown and failed stand-up comedian. God knows, he'd seen more than his share of screaming kids' birthday parties and eyed enough pretty mothers to last him a lifetime. No, the real problem was his shattered dream of becoming a successful stand-up comedian, and the humiliation he'd suffered as a result of those three years on the brats' birthday circuit.

Recalling now, when he had first met Lola, it had been love at first sight--he immediately fell in love, even though he knew instinctively that Lola was going to be trouble; nothing but trouble. On their second date--they had gone to Disneyland, in Anaheim-- Richard recalled how Lola, while ridding the Mad Teacups, had blurted out, "I don't know, Richard, I like you a lot. But can I really have a serious relationship with an unemployed clown who's seriously considering a return to chicken ranching?"

1 comment:

  1. hahaha! This just keeps getting better and better