Monday, July 18, 2011

Dear Prankster

Dear Echo Park Prankster,

I'm the one, the lucky recipient of your prank at Brite Spot diner.  And, despite the look on my face up there, I quite enjoyed it.  That was seven months ago and I'm still thinking about it.

Imagine my surprise.

I need some cream for my coffee.  I take one half and half container out of the little bowl.  It's empty but the paper on top is arranged just so; it looks new and full!  I put it to the side.  I try another.  Same thing! I quickly realize the entire bowl is just empty creamers that look unused!  I laugh!  I squeal with delight! I make my husband take a photo!

I wave down the waiter and get some new cream.  He apologizes and I tell him not to worry because it was awesome.  He gives me a look that lets me know he not only doesn't get me, he might be slightly scared of me.

But, you get me.  Thank you, oh, Echo Park Prankster!

I've looked for your handiwork since then.  Was it you who put the copy of George W.'s book upside down in the fiction section at Skylight Books?  I think it might have been.

Life is too serious.  Please keep up the good work.  Fight the good fight.  Keep on keeping on and other overused sayings.