Edit: video from WTVD and WRAL. And, for what it's worth, I doubt that any of the people I imagine are behind this actually owns a paintball gun, or any type of gun at all. It's not that type of neighborhood.
I haven't done much traffic circle blogging lately. Part of the reason is that the camera has been hosed on and off. I've also had less time. And, frankly, the traffic circle hasn't been much to look at recently. But now it's been spruced up. Someone even re-painted the, er, manhole cover.
Have I ever mentioned that my neighborhood, Duke Park, jokingly goes by the name "Dyke Park"? :)
For those of you with an interest in baseball or local history, Gary had a really good post up today at Endangered Durham about the DAP, aka El Toro Ballpark. There's a lot of stuff in there I didn't know. For instance, the original El Toro park burned down in the late 30s, and was rebuilt. Also, "From 1932 to the 1940s, Durham was the headquarters of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues." Many different teams have played there over the past 75 years.
Neat stuff. And I'm not even much of a baseball fan.
I recently had occasion to remember this incident, and have suddenly decided to re-tell it here.
Once many moons ago, I worked at a mall for a national (maybe bigger) retail chain that sucked. One weekend, I was working with several others, was with a customer, and was maximally displaced from the phone when it rang. Someone else picked it up, then told me it was for me.
The conversation roughly went thus:
"Hi, this is Joe; can I help you?"
"Yeah, Joe?" said some guy. "You don't know me, but I've seen you working at the mall, and I just wanted to tell you that I'd really like to suck your cock...."
He went on for a bit about what he wanted to do, with me cogitating on the possibilities the entire time. He ended by saying "I just want to play with it a little bit."
I was still partially in retail mode, so I answered "No thank you..."
He replied something like "Well, ok," and hung up.
I never figured out who it was. I still have no desire for him to suck my cock, or even play with it a little bit.