This Actually Happened – July 1st, 2011

I have made a decision concerning the blog over the weekend.

Saturday’s post will be called ‘This Actually Happened.’ These will not be fictitious stories. I witness many interesting happenings throughout the week, and I will share them in this section. These stories will be short and to the point.

This week’s installment:

On Monday, I drove to the bank to make a deposit. I walked in and noticed that my friend’s father was standing in front of the teller. (For the sake of the story, I’ll call him Mike.) There was an older woman, “Linda,” at his side. I had never seen her prior to this day. When Mike heard the door slam shut, he turned and waved hello. I waved back and proceeded to the line. I could see that Mike, Linda, and the teller were engaged in an amusing conversation. Mike, still laughing, turned to me and said, “We’re not in a hurry. Go ahead.” I thanked him and stepped in front of the bulletproof glass. Mike and Linda remained fairly close to me and continued to speak amongst themselves. I handed the teller the deposit and waited for her to count the money. She stood up and walked over to the money-counter and, before she reached it, Linda yelled out, “She has a body that is only saying bad things.” [E tine korpu ki sta fra so kusa tortu.] I paused for a second, because I wasn’t certain I actually heard, what I thought I heard. I didn’t flinch and pretended not to hear anything. Mike said something in response, but I honestly wasn’t paying attention. Linda continued, “No, her? She doesn’t ever lack any dick!” [Na, el? Il ka ten falta peeka!] I heard that one loud and clear. I immediately started laughing and turned to face Mike and Linda. When he noticed that I was paying attention, Mike laughed even louder. Linda, feeling the need to give her audience a little more, continued, “She goes to Brazil, fucks, then comes back!” [Il ta ba Brasil, fode, il ta bin patras!]  I couldn’t believe she just said that.

Senior citizens say the darndest things. I noticed that the teller was laughing the entire time, so I guess Linda’s good-natured ribbing was not foreign to her.

I hope everyone enjoyed the story. Enjoy the weekend!

P.S. Although I will not write an entry tomorrow, I will use Sunday to highlight some of the upcoming posts for the new week.


Published by Peter Teixeira

First and foremost, I enjoy writing stories. I recently completed my first novel, and I successfully co-wrote a short film script, which won the grand prize in the words made easy competition.

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