My desire to avoid contact with the working world means that I have literally spent the last week anticipating EVERY possible problem or issue we may come across in the next six days, and devised INGENIOUS contingency plans to handle them. Run out of paper? Covered. Building burns down? Handled. Flood? Hurricane? Check and fucking mate. Return of the Messiah? Give him the corner office and a parking pass. Godzilla and Mothra banging in the courtyard? See page 546, Section C, Sub Paragraph 7. I have planned for every possible issue and there should be no reason AT ALL for me to receive a phone call from them for the next 6 days.
I give them an hour before someone calls me looking for a paper clip. Book it.
Common sense is becoming a rare commodity these days. You can't drive two blocks without running in to some douchebag talking on a cell phone while eating a sandwich while shaving while BLOCKING THE FUCKING ROAD trying to make an illegal left turn in to a 7-11. When they finally do get an opening, they stall out in oncoming traffic because no one ever taught the brain damaged twat how to drive a stick shift. NEXT TIME STEAL AN AUTOMATIC, you toothless waste of space...
And it really shouldn't take us 10 minutes to order a sandwich from goddamn Subway. Or to explain to the kid at Burger King that I do not, in fact, require pickles on my hamburger, and that I was under the impression that I could have it MY OWN FUCKING WAY, and not have to explain my dietary preferences to a pre-pubescent, acne covered, basement dweller working to earn video game money thank you very fucking much.
Like I said, no common sense.
Which is why I am looking forward to Vegas, the only city in the world where you are legally PROHIBITED from exercising any common sense. Oh, except Washington D.C., you can't have any common sense there either. By the time I make my trek to Sin City, I am so worn out from having to deal with the mental pygmies of the world, that it is truly gratifying to give in and become one for a week. So with that, I composed a letter to Las Vegas in anticipation of my arrival:
Dear Las Vegas,
By now you know that I will be arriving in a few days, so I just wanted to clear a few things up before we got down to business. First, please lay in a proper stock of Fat Tire Amber Ale, Jack Daniels, and King Crab Legs. A good guide as to what a "proper stock" is, would be order what you would normally order for a week, then double it, while tacking on 10% for pilferage. Better safe than sorry, I always say...
Second, please notify Lawry's The Prime Rib, that I will be dining there on Sunday evening. I would like to be served by Mrs. Otis (The servers are all called Mrs., like pilgrims, I guess) who is the best damn server they have . I will be ordering the Diamond Jim Brady Cut, so please make sure we are seated next to the big silver serving cart, so Mrs. Otis doesn't injure her back carrying that freaking huge slab of meat to the table. Yes, I am aware of the innuendo involved in that last sentence, but I am really concentrating on the Prime rib, right now...
Oh, all right. That's what she said...
Third, please advise all who will be playing on the same Craps table as me that betting No Pass while I am shooting will most definitely earn you a punch in the ovaries. There will be no exceptions.
Fourth, if you could arrange a nice Police involved shooting while I am there like you did a few years ago, that would be cool. Last time, your fabulous Las Vegas Metro cops chased some evil-doing shit hook down the Strip until he ran in to a pole twenty feet away from me and tried to escape on foot. The Metro cops were kind enough to shoot his ass six times for his trouble. The whole time, I kept hearing the COPS theme song...
Bad Boys, Bad Boys
What you gonna do?
What you gonna do when they come for you?
Bleed out in the fucking street, apparently. Nice work, officers.
Lastly, I apologize in advance for any violations of law or social propriety that may or may not occur during my stay in your lovely city. While I normally pride myself on my decorum and self control, I am also cognizant of your rather catchy slogan, "What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas". I agree wholeheartedly.
Now that's out of the way.
Ladies and Gentlemen, We have a new shooter coming out...