Sunday, January 2, 2011

Little Shop of Horlicks

Raymond’s coffee shop is out of business. At least I think it’s so as the windows are now papered over in newsprint. As we walked by on our way to Roncesvalles we tried to remember the various incarnations of this tiny, doomed boite: Chocolate store, a cheese boutique where the owner’s wife complained to me, “Why am I doing this? I’m a yoga teacher for Christ’s sake!” Then a second cheese shop run by frenemies with creative differences. If it were my venture I’d sell Ovaltine and the New York Times. It would be like shooting fish in a barrel.

2 comments:

  1. The yoga teacher line is great.

    And it reminded me of the Far Side cartoon where an elephant is sitting on stage at a piano, thinking something like, "What am I doing here? I can't play this thing. I'm a flutist, for God's sake."

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  2. Hey Tony - I remember that cartoon!

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