I’ve been helping out a friend by doing some job coaching for a few young people as they learn what it means to be employed. The two individuals in the coaching program for this session are really good workers, and as a result, I spend most of my time sitting at the restaurant counter, just being available if they need something.
Here’s the conversation I had with one of our regular customers today:
Kid sitting next to me at the Kremeland counter: I have two dogs.
Me: What kind?
Kid: One’s a black lab and the other is bipolar.
It was all I could do not to fall off of my stool!
For an off-the-wall take on the Chicago dog flu epidemic, check out ChicagoBusiness.com’s column from Mark Peters. Copyright laws prevent me from cutting and pasting it here, but click on the link above and you’ll be taken directly to it.
Mark Peters is a freelance writer and humorist in Chicago. He writes columns for McSweeney’s and Visual Thesaurus, plus many jokes on Twitter. (@wordlust)