Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Eavesdropping With Matt (Episode Thirty-Nine: In Which They Bury His Ashes)

Dedicated to the fine gentlemen who frequent the comic book shop near my neighborhood, which is run purely because the owner has a lot of money and wanted a hobby, which is the same business.  I walked in to see if I could find a good comic to take on my business trip (I didn't find one on my limited schedule... maybe because I was busy eavesdropping).

Owner: I picked up his ashes today.

Customer: You had him CREMATED?

Owner: Yeah.  He wanted to bury him in the yard, but I just couldn't do that.

Customer: I have, like, four buried in my yard.

Owner: Yeah, but we have dogs.  They would dig it up.

Customer: So sad. 

Owner: Yeah. He was a good cat.

(long pause)

Customer: One of my co-workers died of a brain tumor yesterday.

Owner: Well, you totally trumped me.

Customer: I wasn't trying to trump you.

Owner: Well, you did.  That's a lot sadder than my cat.