Archive for April 9th, 2012

Someday My Prints Will Come

Monday, April 9th, 2012


I had this picture of Tuesday’s eyes on a memory stick in my pocket – but I was curious. I asked the Walmart Photo girl how long it would take to get prints from film.  She looked at me like I had asked about a wooden wheel for my covered wagon but said, “I’ll check.”  She opened a book on the counter.

“7 to 10-days,” she said. Yikes.

“Well, I have this.”  I said pulling out the stick.  She looked so relieved!

“You just stick that into the machine and you’ll get a print.  Uh, do you need help?”

I told her “no” but I lied.  It was stupidly easy but I was stuck by the 3rd screen.  There were no cavemen around, so she came back over.  Within 3-minutes a beautiful 4X6 glossy print popped out.  For 28¢.  She smiled at me.

I almost told her about my two, large, fat-screen TV’s at home but thought better of it.  As I left, I could almost hear her think, “There but for the Grace of God go I.”

(PS. To appreciate this GIF-enhanced picture, walk to the other side of the room and look at the screen.  Now walk to the farthest corner. If you see Tuesday’s eyes following you, you’re very gullible and probably high or drunk.)