Elijah KampsenApril 29, 2008 12:00 AM CDT
Recently, Jeff and I attended a Kansas City Royals game. While there, it was colder than ******** on a holiday, so to find relief from the cold, we went to get some hot dogs. Now, hot dogs were just the thing we needed on such a cold day. So, we walked up to the first place where you buy hot dogs. There were many people there, so I went ahead and told'em what I needed.
"Hey, can I get a-"
"Sorry, we're all out of hot dogs."
"No, that can't be true," I thought to myself. How did she know what I was gonna say?! She was a better predictor than my stupid magic 8 ball. So, as we moved on to the next place, I muttered under my breath,
"You'll have plenty of hot dogs when I burn this stadium to the ground."
Well, we bought 3 hot dogs and kept walking to keep ourselves warm. During our walk, we came upon a magnificent sight. A prize wheel. And there it was, just sitting there, totally unoccupied. Jeff and I sprinted to it, and began spinning the wheel. The spinning of this wheel was extremely exhilarating. You know that feeling you get when you walk by one of those 21 and over lottery wheels and aren't able to play? Well, we didn't have that. You had to be 21 to spin the wheel, but there was no one there! No one to stop us! We spun that wheel for nearly 30 minutes, watching the faces of passer-byers. One thing we learned in our experience, was that deep down inside, everyone has a small urge to spin those wheels. People would walk buy and yell out support. We won 3 trips to Tahoe. Then, random guy number 1 came up and started talking to us. He was just making conversation, so I figured he was just another fan. But no. He was much more than that. He was the runner of the wheel. Before I had that knowledge, he asked me what landing on blue meant. I, without thinking, just murmured "Death." He didn't even begin to smile. Then, he said he was gonna start packing up since there was no one to run the wheel. That's when I began haggling.
"I'll give you $30 for it," I said.
"No," he said.
"$50," I said.
"No. Do you know if you go to the store and try to buy one of these-," he said.
I just stood there, thinking, will there be more? Or is that it? So, I gave him a few seconds to finish what he was saying, but he didn't.
"So, can we spin one more time?" I said.
"Yeah, sure," he said.
But, I still was left wondering. What was he gonna say? What was the end of that sentence? Or was that the end. I can't stand people who trail off in the middle of sente... Man, I'm really hungry.