Tuesday, January 23, 2007


So I have a problem.

It's kind of personal.

I love Long John Silvers. I love their fish. I love their crunchy bites of grease and batter that only true LJS afficionados know are called "krums".

Here is another secret--you can get more free if you ask for them.

It's my crack and my heroin and I know it will kill me in the end.

So today, I stop by one of the LJS shoppes and I order what I've had for years. I even know the price by heart. I notice that she pushed one button and I received a discount.


I take my food and sit down and then look at the receipt.

What the ffff...
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They gave me the senior discount.

I don't understand. I have some grey hair on my head and a few on my chin. My hair still covers my head though not as thick as it used to be.

This is a first though. I keep telling myself it was an accident.

Just an accident.


Blogger Timmy said...

haha! poor Torp - I am sure she just wanted to be nice!

January 24, 2007  
Blogger Arthur said...

Man, that's classic. She probably thought you were too proud to admit your "seniority," so she'd do you a favor by just giving you the discount. Awesome.

January 24, 2007  
Blogger tommyspoon said...

Dude, we've got to get you to a coastline so you can have some proper seafood. "Unidentified White Fish" doesn't count.

January 24, 2007  
Blogger The Stiltwalker said...

LMAO. Captain D's is the shiznit.

January 24, 2007  
Blogger lemming said...

I went to LJS for the first time last month and found the menu puzzling. What do you reccomend?

(what the heck were the deep fried balls of bread in my combo meal?)

January 24, 2007  
Anonymous torporindy said...

I always get the fish and fries, Lemming. I also soak both the fries and fish in malt vinegar.

Those "balls" are hushpuppies, which are basically fried corn meal. Good stuff. A lot of people like the chicken planks, but I've never tried them. I am loyal to my fish.

Tommy, I've had proper seafood. It's very good, but I am loyal to my ljs.

Stilt, Cap'n Ds is okay, but their krums don't measure up to the ones at LJS.

Arthur and Timmy, I am not sure what her motivation was. There were a few old people in front of me. Maybe, she just was used to pushing the button.

January 24, 2007  
Blogger Jim said...

Maybe you got the senior discount because you have the arteries of a 60-year-old. ;)

January 24, 2007  
Blogger Butchieboy said...

They closed the LJS on 54th & Keystone. Fucking bastards.

January 25, 2007  
Anonymous lawgeekgurl said...

I haven't had a hushpuppy in years. Love the hushpuppies.

I feel your aging pain. AARP mistakenly sent me a membership brochure when I turned 30, and I have never recovered from the trauma. (Actually, I think you and I are probably of an age.)

January 26, 2007  
Blogger cinnamon said...

Maybe she thought you were cute and that was the only way to hook you up under the radar...
can't help but humm "old man take a look my life. I'm a lot like you were..." when I look at the picture with the hair

January 26, 2007  
Anonymous Brick said...

She probably figured eating LJS would cause you to die an early death. So, she decided to give you the discount now, since you will not be able to enjoy it later in life.

January 26, 2007  
Blogger alice@blogalice.com said...

heh heh heh. that's hysterical.

January 27, 2007  
Blogger John Good said...

Torp - (whispering) Shave yer head. . .people still think I'm in my thirties. . .lol

January 27, 2007  
Blogger torporindy said...

Jim, you're probably right.

Butchie, a little part of me dies each time a LJS closes.

Lawgeek, yes, I think we are contemporaries. Do you have ljs in Portland. I could mail some hushpuppies to you.

Cinnamon-- I love that song.

Alice-- laugh it up. It may happen to you someday.
John, I do have the grey. I used to have all dark, almost black hair.

January 28, 2007  

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