Sunday, October 01, 2006

Return of the Boofy!!

posted by BH

I left town on Saturday, heading for Ashland and a performance of The Importance of Being Earnest. I was feeling pretty hungry, so I stopped at Taco Bell in Anderson and ordered a chicken cholupa supreme and a chicken soft taco. I drove up to the window, gave the guy working some money, and watched him put a couple of napkins in my bag. I hadn't seen him put any hot sauce in, so I asked him if he had done so, to which he replied, "No, what do you want?" "Fire sauce please," I said. Guy hands me the bag and says, "I can't read your mind buddy." The BH response was, "That's why I asked dipshit."

However, The Boofy goes the the douchebag who was tailing me between the Oregon border and Yreka on the way home Sunday. The spped limit is 65 through that stretch, and I was doing 74, passing two cars when a guy named Douchebag arrived on my ass. When I started to move over, Douchebag did that thing douchebags do when they've been following someone, starting to pass even though you're not out of the lane. About five miles after passing me, Douchebag was on the side of the road, having been pulled over by a CHP officer. Me, being magnanimous in victory, gave Douchebag a couple little taps on the horn, just to say "Hi." Poor Douchebag. A ticket and The Boofy.


6 comments:

OZ said...

Ya for Boofy!!

As much as they can ruffle your feathers (and your feathers are so fun to ruffle), Nacen was a great teacher when it came to dealing with fast food employees. We were going through a drive through and normal voice with total lack of comprehension or ambition came on, to which Nacen politely and cheerfully gave our order. When we arrived at the window he again was cheerful and expressed thanks, getting a smile from the weathered and beaten face of the employee. When I asked him why he was so nice to an obviously incompetent wretch, he responded by saying, "How would you like to do her job? I bet that job sucks something fierce." or some semblance thereof.

This encounter changed my attitude when dealing with this industries finest and though I rarely frequent fast food chains anymore (save In and Out, but there an exception), I still try and remember the teachings of Nacen.

bh said...

Yeah, I don't think I was impolite in any way, and was a little taken aback when he had this crazy reaction to me asking about the sauce. I feel as though I'm generally much more polite than the average retail/food service customer, in part because I spent a great deal of time in the retail industry, being treated like crap by thoughtless farts. If they ask how my day is going, I always ask how theirs is going as well. I always say please and thank you, because I know not many people will do so. I am not above demanding that the respect I show others be reciprocated, though, and I cannot, nor should anyone else, tolerate shoddy, if not downright rude, service.

C-lo said...

I'm so happy to see the Boofy back! I was actually thinking about bringing it back last week for TO, but I thought better of it as it is your award. Thanks for reading my mind.

C-lo said...

I also believe we should let the guys at NBC know about the Boofy so they'll get rid of that gay Golden Peacock Award. Really? No one could come up with anything better than that? Shocked and appalled.

bh said...

Allright...that's two yay's for The Boofy...

SonDog said...

Keep up the Boofy. The trophy is synonymous with "Captain Douche of the Starship Doucheclown."

Haynsworth would be too obvious of a choice this week, but he deserves somekind of nod. At least an honerable mention.