Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Corn on the Cob Chaser


So some Fleegans were at TNJ@B last night and the conversation was pretty typical. We had started off talking about cooking oil fuel converters for cars when I mentioned that I sure would love to be able to burn some high octane Original Recipe KFC oil, or even some nice Popeyes Spicy Fried Chicken From New Orleans oil. But then in a digression, I mentioned that what I really would've liked right at that moment was some of Popeye's corn on the cob. You know the kind that sits in a hot bath of butter water? Jaimie and Terica were like, "Awwwyeah!" Then Jaimie starts to wax poetic about how if she were in The Popeye's right now, she'd just ask for a cup of the butter water, and could they please salt the rim? "Oh, and could I have a Corn on the cob chaser to go with that?" she asks.

The big question of the evening for me was, "Does Popeyes serve the corn on the cob with a stick in its butt?" because someone in town does, but I can't remember who. Terica and I seemed to think that it was Popeyes...I think they also used to serve the corn in a plastic sleeve, kinda like the sleeve you receive your newspaper in on a rainy day. Imagine being the guy who came up with that one. A butter sleeve for corn on the cob...

IT man came in my office yesterday and threatened to shiv me if I didn't give him a dollar. I gave him a dollar and told him never again would I loan him money, with or without the threat of a shivin.' He went away. Today he was back, and he was threatening me silently again with his knife, only this time he was sharpening it while he was giving me the evil-eye. And while I ignored him as he was sharpening his knife while giving me the evil-eye, he cut himself and he bled because he wasn't watching what he was doing. Sighing, I told him to go wash the cut with soap and water while I went to get a bandaide. After I bandaged his finger, I told him that I would never bandage his finger again, with or without the threat of a shivin.' I think I need to get paid more than I do.

9 comments:

LBC said...

Popeye's does stick-butt their corn.

Carol said...

Good to know that we were right. I would hate to go looking for stick-butt corn at the wrong place...

Creative Verbiage said...

Hehe I'm going to Popeye's for some Cajun chicken strips for dinner. I'm not a huge fan of stick-butt style corn, so I won't be getting any, but I am tempted to ask for a shot of butter water salt rimmed.

fleegan said...

your IT guy sounds creepy. or maybe semi-'tarded.

La_Petit_Rouge said...

You know, I make IT guy sound worse than he is. He's really a good friend of mine...seriously...he is.

fleegan said...

are you just saying that so he won't shiv you?

La_Petit_Rouge said...

Maybe...

Eric Wright said...

I got to talking about feeling stabby or shivvy at work the other day- and old timey newspaper folks filled me in about how everyone used to have exacto knives in the composing room so stabbiness was a very real possibility. I yearn for those days, not really . . . maybe

La_Petit_Rouge said...

I know how you feel Eric. I get real nostalgic when I think about the idea of an old-school shivving at work. You just don't hear about them as much anymore these days. Except at the GPL, which makes me feel really lucky, especially considering that most people think that working at a library is pretty safe and kinda easy work (think of all the reading we get done during the day while we're sitting on our asses). Personally, I have a shiv on me at all times. I've got one on me right now, and I'm just sitting at my computer, having my coffee. You never know when someone's gonna sneak up on you...Play it safe. I'd carry on the exacto knife tradition over there at the GT if I were you.