In Dolgeville, NY is an eatery called Green Acres. I have never been there, but it is an object of some interest to me because of the name. You see, the theme from the TV show Green Acres is quite a source of entertainment for my husband Steven and me. We used to sing it at karaoke. We quote the lyrics at appropriate times (and a few inappropriate; we’re that way). We even used a re-written version switching the male and female parts to audition for a musical at Ilion Little Theatre (I did not get a part).
All this by way of introduction to a silly work story I offer for this week’s Non-Sequitur Thursday.
Joanie, who lives in Dolgeville, goes to Green Acres sometimes. Marshall always wants her to take him. The place is only open in warm weather, so it is a sign of spring when I can start asking Marshall has he been to Green Acres and asking Joanie if she has taken him. Yesterday, spring came for me.
“Hey,” I said to Marshall, “Green Acres ought to be opening right along here.”
“Last weekend,” he told me. “Joanie’s already been.”
“And she didn’t take you?” I was shocked, shocked.
“She didn’t even bring me anything! I asked her to.”
“Not even a napkin? That’s what I would have brought you.”
“I’d have taken it,” he said. “A souvenir!”
I duly reported the conversation to Joanie today. I also told her I was going to write a whole blog post about how she refuses to take Marshall to Green Acres. She was OK with it. She even said she was willing to take Marshall to Green Acres, as long as he was buying. I neglected to convey the offer to Marshall. I think he’s more likely to see if next time Joanie brings him a napkin.