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TITLE (EDIT)
Max's Antics
DESCRIPTION
A brief tale of a wealthy alcoholic.
[553 words]
AUTHOR
Higgins
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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[January 2005]
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Max's Antics
Higgins

       Buzz worked on the evening shift at the Willimantic Dairy Queen. All of those working there referred to their product as “Gee-Dunk.” When he first took the job he couldn’t wait until he was by himself at work so he could gorge himself with the various milk shakes, sundaes, and banana splits. He was like an usher who had just begun to work in a striptease theater.
      Sometimes on a busy evening Buzz would become irritated by the behavior of some
of the customers. One man complained that the ice cream in his hot fudge sundae was soft and he pushed it back through the window and it plopped into the cash box. Buzz
scooped it up and threw it at the man, splattering the mess onto the man’s white shirt.
       The closing hour for the Dairy Queen was 10:00 pm and one night at 9:55 pm a yellow bus drove up, loaded with kids. These youngsters were mad for Dairy Queen, but Buzz wanted to get out of there, so he ran in the back and threw the switches, turning off all the lights. He sat back there in the dark smoking a weed while the kids were clamoring at the front window. Unfortunately, the owner of the Dairy Queen, Max, who was an alcoholic, was sitting in his car in the side parking lot and observing all of this. Max made it apparent, however, that he didn’t really care, for as he came in the back entrance, clutching a bottle of Jim Beam, he said:
        “I don’t blame you, Buzz. I would have done the same thing. Let the little bastards
get here on time.”
         Although Max was an alcoholic, he was well off financially. His aunt was immensely wealthy, said to be worth over 100 million dollars. Max loved to play golf.
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Once he played in a team calcutta golf tournement, which was structured so amateur golfers could select a partner and play for money. And others could bet on the various teams. Max’s partner, Mel, was a 20 handicapper, but on the day of the tournement Mel was playing better than his handicap. Max had been drinking some Wild Turkey before they teed off and was playing terrible. He picked up on almost every hole, but his partner kept them in the match, as the score for each hole was determined by the best ball of the team, taking into account their handicaps. After 18 holes the match was all tied up and they went into sudden death. Finally, on the twenty-first hole, Max weaved over to his ball, carefully studied the roll, and drilled a long, curving, 75 foot putt into the center of the cup to win the match.
       He said, “I always come through in the clutch.”
        Once, while drinking some mead, Max ran his car into the back of a trailer containing a world class thoroughbred horse. The horse’s owner jumped out of his car and confronted Max. A heated argument mounted and the owner essentially said that he owned the state of Massachusetts and would mount a team of vicious lawyers to sue Max for possible damages to his famous horse, either physical or psychological.
         Max said, “Well, my aunt will buy Massachusetts and shove it up your ass.”
The End

 

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