Expectations

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Expectations

Post by unseentangerine » Sat May 17, 2014 2:17 am

“I, uh, heard there was someone here who, uh, you know . . .” Stephen mumbled.
“See that old man sucking on pennies in the corner, that's him.” said the barkeep.
Stephen sat across from him. Neither of the old man's eyes were looking toward him.
“Yes? Do you have knots for me to untie? I'm a seer of visions both vivid and veiled.” squawked the ancient. He spat and said: “Take these two pennies and keep them behind your ears for eleven days . . .”
“You're cooky old man!” Stephen accused, pointing angrily. Then he stormed out. “He looked years younger in profile picture!”

true story
Many on the forum have asked me, so here's my answer: a spoonful of lighter fluid. And you'll need to wash it out really well when you're done.

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