Posts Tagged ‘shoes’

The good and the great

November 24, 2011

This conversation happened around the time I learned of Tony’s limo-driving past:

PHILIP
“You were saying before what happened when you got your limo stuck in the snow. Did you have any passengers?

TONY
“Yup I sure did. She was an important one but I didn’t ever figure out who she really was. Anyway, she was out in the  flash of a dog’s tail, and helped us push the car out. And she was a strong one but she destroyied her nice shoes. And then we laughed about it whe I drove her to the hotel. Now that was fun. She was great.”

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Feet in the clouds

May 14, 2010

TONY
“Check out my new shoes. You know, they go for more than $100 a pair.  The guy up at the shoe store gave ’em to me.”

PHILIP
“How did that happen?”

TONY
“Well, he walks down the street, he looks at my shoes and he tells me I should have better shoes. Next thing you know, he brings me into the store, he goes in the back and comes ou with these and he just gives me them. And, let me tell you, are they comfortable, you know. It’s like walking on a cloud in these.”

If you know what I mean

June 13, 2008

PHILIP
“Do you anything about that streetperson who’s coming down the street now?”

TONY
“Oh yea, him. You know, he’s actually a pretty nice guy. But there’s sure something broken upstairs and I think he might be getting worse.

“You ever heard the old saying about being sorry that you’ve got no shoes — and then you run into a guy who’s got no feet? Well, he’s one of those guys with no feet, if you know what I mean.”

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P.S.: FYI, Tony’s saying comes from Sa’di, a Persian scholar who lived 800 years ago — see more near the bottom: classics.mit.edu/Sadi/gulistan.html. ps

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