I'm not saying I drink a lot of Diet Coke or anything, but the guy at 7-11 knows me by name.
Today I went in for a refill at about 9:30am (which would seem to imply that I had already had a "fill". But it was actually an older cup from a few days ago.) But anyway, I was in there and chatted with the clerk for a minute while I paid.
Then about an hour later my brother called to see if I wanted to go get a Diet Coke. It's more of a rhetorical question, really, because when do I not want to go, right? But I didn't really want him to know that it was going to be a refilled refill. So I went and changed my shirt, and put my hair up. I meant to wear my sunglasses, but I forgot them.
I'm not sure what I was trying for. Either I wanted the clerk to not recognize me at all (yeah. because it's not like I see him about 4 mornings a week or anything.), or I wanted him to think that it must have been yesterday that he saw me.
I figured I'd walk through the door saying "Hey! can you believe it's Thursday already?" and either he would either agree, or argue with me about the day, and either way we weren't going to have to discuss the fact that he'd seen me very very recently.
You know, you hear about the lengths crack addicts will go to - trying to get their "stuff" and avoid being caught. But you just don't think it will ever happen to you.
The disguise was crap, and even the clerk saw right through me, though he was nice enough not to say anything in front of my brother. I'm sure I'll hear about it tomorrow.
I could switch cars with The Brain, and dye my hair.
I could start going to the OTHER gas station every-other-day.
Shut up, ok?
( I mean, unless you have a suggestion for me that involves another way to get the "stuff".)