Kerplunk!

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Lazylion, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Lazylion

    Lazylion Goin ahead on wit my bad self!

    Jan 25, 2006
    Frederick MD USA
    I've been playing out for more than 40 years. Most of those gigs have been in bars, so naturally I've spent many a breaktime hour standing around with a drink in my hand. Last Saturday I had something happen for the first time.

    We'd just finished the set and were still onstage when a fan came up with a tray of shots in plastic cups. I took one and it smelled of cinnamon (I like to give them the sniff test before consuming, in order to avoid whiskey). A few minutes later I was standing at the bar, talking with a customer and sipping the drink. Next to me was a tall woman, with her back to me.

    I felt a slight impact to my cup. My first thought was "somebody dropped an ice cube into my drink?" I looked, but in the dimly lit bar did not see anything in there. My next thought was "did this gal tap my cup with a fingernail?" But she had her back to me, and her hands were in front of her, so that wasn't it. Maybe a bug fell off the ceiling... ?

    I moved to a slightly better lit spot, and that was when I saw a hoop earring lying in the bottom of my cup! Its shape had blended in with the circular bottom of the cup, so in the dim light I couldn't see it at first. The earring had fallen off her earlobe, slid down the back of her shoulder, and landed smack in my cup! Never had that happen before!

    So I tapped her on the shoulder, "Excuse me, miss..."

    She spent the rest of the night telling anyone nearby "Smell my earring! It smells like cinnamon!" :D
     
  2. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    At least you werent roofied.
     
  3. Lazylion

    Lazylion Goin ahead on wit my bad self!

    Jan 25, 2006
    Frederick MD USA
    That's true! My wife wouldn't have liked that.
     
  4. Doodaddy

    Doodaddy

    Jan 11, 2005
    West Monroe, LA
    *too bad you weren't roofied.
     
  5. jive1

    jive1 Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Alexandria,VA
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    I think it would have been more interesting if you drank the earring and then returned it to the owner after processing it.

    It would put a different spin on telling people to smell her earring...
     
  6. Unprofessional

    Unprofessional

    Mar 5, 2012
    Truth is stranger than fiction.
     
  7. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Was it a shot of Fireball? I love that stuff
     
  8. MegaSwing

    MegaSwing Your Obedient Bassist® Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    Baltimore, MD USA
    Bullseye!

    Gotta be a movie scene or short story in that, for sure.
     
  9. Lazylion

    Lazylion Goin ahead on wit my bad self!

    Jan 25, 2006
    Frederick MD USA
    It was! Right tasty, too. Luckily, I had drunk most of it before the fallout occurred.
     
  10. NWB

    NWB

    Apr 30, 2008
    Kirkland, WA
    Or maybe she would!:eek:
     
  11. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars

    I have drank my fair share of it lately, Its great at the end of the night when you got booze breath :D
     
  12. AuBassMan

    AuBassMan Supporting Member

    Oct 17, 2011
    Central Virginia
    HA HA!! Now that's funny right there!
     
  13. Lazylion

    Lazylion Goin ahead on wit my bad self!

    Jan 25, 2006
    Frederick MD USA
    Yes, Jive1 is full of good ideas...
     
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