29 December 2005

How long?

I stopped at a local store on my way home from work today.

I wished the young cashier a merry new year.

She said: “Ya. It’s right around the corner. And I been thinkin’. It’s kinda weird, you know, that the world has been here for 2000 years.”

I swear on cuneiform writing or the pyramids or on geometry, that is what she said.

Olmec head carving from East Mexico lowlands

Olmec Civilization: 1200 BC


Lee Hartsfeld said...

Wow--I thought all of those people were in Ohio. What do you know.

Did you ask her how long ago the dinosaurs showed up?


CrimsonCrow said...

Nope. I mumbled something about Jesus and averted my eyes.

Then I gave her my dollars for the gasoline that no doubt came from crude oil that no doubt was from 2000 year old dino-poop.

The dinos are lowing
The poor baby wakes
But little lord jesus
No crying he makes