Sunday, March 17, 2013

7697. Big Al Marshall


I'm not a sitcom character. What you are reading is real, typed by an actual person, not even one using a nom de keyboard.

As such, I do not have a catchphrase. There's no "What you talkin' 'bout Willis?" or "Did I do that?" I don't walk into a room, stick both thumbs up in the air and say, "Ayyyy!" Not often, anyway. I haven't lived out my professional life with people holding their breath until the perfect sitiation arises for me to say "Kiss my grits!"

Sometimes, I feel like I should have a catchphrase, like Big Al obviously did. Besides adding the "Big" to his tombstone, his family and friends made sure they memorialized him with the words "Hey, what's going on?"

"Not much, my friend," I said. After all, I assume it was meant as a conversation starter.

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