Mel Brooks is cool!!

Posted: January 23, 2013 in Uncategorized
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imagesFour days ago my girlfriend and I were in a store where the cashier checking us out behind the counter could not have been thirty years old. I told the cashier, with the most bravado I could muster that I refused to pay more than twenty dollars for the transaction. He rang me up at seventeen dollars. Then I let my girlfriend know that this was the new way I was to shop. No more paying what was on the tags, I will from now on negotiate all my prices. The man behind the counter did not find our interaction funny at all and told me that most stores would not put up with that. We beat feet out of there.

This morning on NPR there was an interview with Mel Brooks. Mel was speaking about his career and a box set for sale now in video and book stores. The box set is called “Unhinged and loving” it. At the end of the interview Mel let everyone Mel let everyone know that the box set was priced too high and that we should all negotiate with the cashiers a lower price. I loved it!
“If I were you, I’d bargain. It’s a little too expensive now. I’d go to a store, like a Barnes & Noble — I would go to the store and say, ‘Can you do a little better? … I mean, it’s $89, can you give it to me for $79?’ ” — Mel Brooks

I have been a fan of Mel Brooks for as long as I can remember. He is self-described as “vulgar” and “tasteless’, but funny. I love the way Mel takes on the sanctimonious groups like religion, race, political affiliations and tears them apart with comedy.
Organizations will come and go, but what remains will always be you, and I think that one of the most important things is to keep everything in perspective, what matters most are people not religion, politics or race. So big thanks to Mel Brooks and every comedian like him who helps remind us to not take ourselves so serious!!

Remember

A day without laughter is a day wasted.
Charlie Chaplin

peace
john3c

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