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Wednesday, February 02, 2005


[On UD’s Metro car this evening, a guy who works for the Metro system - it says VERN WHEELER on his blue hard hat - sits down near her and starts talking on his cellphone to a co-worker]:

Alright, listen good. Listen good.
If you don’t listen good, you’re going to fry.

If you so much as touch that thing
With anything
It will shock you
And you will fry your ass.

…No, that will not shock you.
Take it by the hand,
Put it in your mouth.
Whatever you want. It will not shock you.