Sunday, September 13, 2009

Uncle Sal and the Addicted Artisan (Episode 110)

Uncle Sal glanced at his Raunchy Rhino watch as he steered the Dodge Dart past a building identified as Cashin.

" I never seen that sign before. The heck is Cashin?"

Giacomo put his Alexander the Great Pez dispenser into his shirt pocket and said, "They make digeridoos."

"Really? There's a company makes digeridoos right here in town?"

"Yeah, as a matter of fact, a friend of mine from high school works there. Guy named Ozzie Mattiace. Well, actually, he's on a medical leave of absence at the moment. That's what they're officially calling it anyway. He's really in rehab."

"Rehab? Ya mean for booze? Or drugs?"

"For pills, yeah. He was having a lot of pain in his wrists, you know from hollowing out the wood for the digeridoos. He got to the point where he could barely hold a cup of coffee, let alone make an instrument. So, he tells his boss about the whole situation and the boss refers him to a doctor. You know how our medical system works. This doctor just loaded him up on pain medications and sent him back to work. Ozzie was able to do the job again, but he was popping those pain pills like they were going out of style and got hooked on them."

"Ya gotta feel for the guy. I mean, he's just trying to do a job and then after he goes to the doctor, he becomes a medicated hollower of Cashins."

This episode featured:
Thad Samoray as Uncle Sal
Digger Spade as Giacomo
Jellybean Merengue as the Alexander the Great Pez dispenser.

Tune in next week when Uncle Sal says, "Even businessmen, who rob and cheat and steal from people everyday, even they have to pay taxes!

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