Uncle Sal climbed out of his Dodge Dart and walked up the sidewalk to Giacomo's condo. He rang the doorbell and then saw that his left purple and silver wingtip was untied. As he secured the knot, the door opened. Giacomo looked to one side of the door, then the other. "Uncle Sal, I thought you were bringing Alice."
Uncle Sal stood up and said, "Well that's a fine how do you do. Good to see you too, Giacomo." He strode past his nephew and into the condo where his girlfriend Ilse was propped on the bullfrog pillow on the couch.
Giacomo closed the front door and said, "Well, it's just that we have four tickets to the theater. Now we're going to have one extra."
From behind the bar, Uncle Sal said, "It's no big deal. We can sell the extra ticket and we can prolly get more than we paid for it too," he said as he poured a bourbon for himself.
"But, we were going to, you know, have a double-date. Now, one of us is going to have to sit next to a stranger. And by the way, you still haven't told me where Alice is."
Uncle Sal felt the bourbon make a warm trail to his stomach and said, "Sump'n came up. Whatta ya want me to do?"
Giacomo waited for Uncle Sal to continue, but he seemed content with his bourbon. "Am I not supposed to ask what came up?"
"Jeez, Giacomo. Ya sound just like a woman. OK, I'll tell ya. Alice is takin' this bakin' class, right? This is the second time she's taken it. The first time she had to stop halfway through because again sump'n came up. Anyway, last week her bread didn't come out too good. And tomorrow it's donuts." He sipped his bourbon. "So, she decided to stay home tonight."
"Instead of going to see Mike and the Magic Mud Pie with us, she stayed home to practice making donuts?"
"Well, I can't say I blame her. She's failed her crullers in the past."
This episode featured :
Xavier Hawk as Uncle Sal
Waldo Hunt as Giacomo
Yolanda Butts as Ilse
Jellybean Merengue as the bullfrog pillow
Tune in next week when Uncle Sal says, "I just want to wish you good luck. We're all counting on you."
[13 May 2008]