the freaks come out at night
January 10, 2006
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So I just returned from a late-night trip to the grocery store. I was busy all evening but I needed some stuff for tomorrow, so I headed out to the store around 10:30. I actually enjoy shopping so late as the store is near empty and there are no shopping cart traffic jams or throngs of people crowding around one area. What there is though are the freaks and geeks of the population.
I noticed that my fellow shoppers were pretty much what one would expect to see shopping at that time of day. They don’t look like they get out much, not very sociable and sometimes seemingly not very clean. But as I was noticing this, something in my head said “Hey, guess what? You’re here shopping right now too”. And that was true. I was amongst these people. I’m no different than them (though I do try to shower regularly). These are my people! This is my crowd. This is my future. Hell, this is my present. And I have nothing wrong with that.
As an unrelated side-note, I am in the midst of watching Aqua Teen Hunger Force, volume 4 on DVD, and it is some of the funniest stuff ever put on TV. It’s totally some of the lowest denominator humor out there, but there is almost nothing else out there that can make me laugh out loud like this stuff can. Worth a rental if you’ve never seen it before and enjoy low-brow animated humor, like myself.