04 February 2012 Jim Class

“Jim Class” is a feature that airs within The HomeFix Show. Writen by original charter show listener Jim Forrer from Caldwell Idaho, Jim shares his observations, life experiances, and lessons learned in life. Joe Prin reads these at various times in most of the HomeFix Shows. Here is the original written text.

There I was minding my own business, waiting at the gas pumps.  Five of us in total, awaiting our turn.  I was next in line when a lady presently at the pump started to pull away.  From out of nowhere, a car came speeding into the open space.  I applied the brakes to prevent a ‘head on” with this specter.  The driver jumped out, grabbed the nozzle and started pumping gas.

I yelled out of my opened window, “Thanks a lot, fella.”

He yelled back, “You wanna do somthin’ about it”?

Now, this guy was about 25 or so with rippling muscles and sweat dripping from his forehead.  His pecs were as large as a lactating mother’s.  I assumed he had just come from the gym and it was quite apparent this behemoth was in good shape.  He not only had a chip on his shoulder, but had one on the other as well.  In fact, I had no doubt that he had a spare chip in his back pocket.

I mentioned how rude his actions were, and that he should have waited his turn.  Well, at this, he puffed out his chest and demanded that I should step out of the car.  He then said that he would show me ‘what’s what”.

So, as an old guy tends to do, I climbed out and told him my feelings:  “Man, I’ll chew you up and spit you out like toothpicks.”

I won that little skirmish, for he backed down and left the scene.

At my age, I’ll never win the war, but I can still win the small battles.

Oh, yes, when I pulled up to the pumps, I received a standing ovation from the remaining four.  Never fool with a senior!