February 13, 2022
I’m in a crowd of people waiting for something. People entertaining each other as we wait. One fellow does the “coin disappear“ trick.
I say, “Nicely done! Good French drop! I couldn’t see thing!”
One guy turns to me and asks, “Aren’t you a famous hacky sack player?”
“No, I can play but I’m certainly not a pro.” I respond.
“Yeah, you look like this one legged hacky sack player. He was truly amazing!”
“Nope, not me. I have two legs.”
“Oh, right” he says.
Then I say, “But I knew this guy that lost his leg. We were on an arctic expedition when our ship got frozen in. We thought it might happen but it lasted longer than expected. Provisions didn’t last long enough and poor John Collins drew the short straw. Screamed like hell when we sawed it off, but we all made it through! Survived! Tasted like pork.”
They all stared at me in shock. Then I say, “Naw! I was just pulling your leg! I just made that up!”
They stare at me a moment longer and one says, “Damn! You had us going! You are one sick fuck!”
We all laugh.
I wake up.