Dear Readers – don’t get me wrong. I appreciate every single comment I get. In the last journal entry, I shared what some great people had to say – the funeral director, the ladies from the Goody Goody Kitten Saloon, the sewer worker and everyone else. I like bringing a ray of sun into a person’s day. I also said I would like to hear from someone in a New York penthouse. Well …….. the Universe heard my request. I received the following email from an intriguing man who lives in a Bronx, N. Y. penthouse.
I want I should introduce myself because we ain’t met in a formal way and I want to pay my respects. I want I should give you a little history of myself.
They call me JoJo 3 Fingers. I lost two fingers on my left hand durin’ an unfortunate incident doin’ a job but I still got three on that hand. I thank my lucky stars. I’m a big man and I like to eat. I can still hold a fork.
I know what it’s like carryin’ a torch. I been carryin’ one twenty years for Deedee ever since I met her in Las Vegas where she was a hoofer.
I been readin’ your blog and wanted to tell you what a fun time me and the boys have every Wednesday morning readin’ it while we’re sittin’ around havin’ coffee and plannin’ family business. My wife Deedee’s decorater Bobo told us about it and mentioned that Max, the food man, is your husband, We been to many family parties catered by him. He puts together some real good eats.
Deedee and Bobo made me a swell nest in our penthouse, the best in the family. Deedee likes animal prints but I want you should know she don’t shoot animals – she don’t hurt a fly. The front room is done in zebra, dinin’ room is leopard, TV room is giraffe. Bobo got me a barber’s chair and covered it in giraffe. Dat’s my favorite.
But I gotta tell you, my heart’s in the office. It’s the best. All the windows have bulletproof glass. It got steel doors that look just like wood – honest. You can’t tell no difference. The secret door to the back stairs looks just like books. This Bobo – he’s a genius.
Now let me get personal, doll. I know what it’s like carryin’ a torch. I been carryin’ one twenty years for Deedee ever since I met her in Las Vegas where she was a hoofer.
What’s the baloney on dis Scorpion? He wears earrings? Taste is taste. I don’t judge. Worries me is that Deedee told me Bobo says he hurt your feelin’s. He hurts your feelin’s, he hurts my feelin’s. You got a beef, I got a beef. My friends are family. Understand?
I like your blog and I like the food man’s eats, and how I figure it is, I want I should do you a favor. So, you want dis Scorpion to change his mind? You want he should like you? I can do this. Follow my drift? Level with me, doll, and it’s done. My boys are good at offerin’ options and makin’ offers he can’t refuse. You tell me where and when you want him to say he’s sorry. A park is always nice. You’re happy, I’m happy.
JoJo 3 Fingers
First I must tell you how happy I am to hear about Bobo’s success with your home and office renovations. It sounds unique, reflecting your style.
I’m always amazed at the interesting people Max and I have met in our career by serving great food to great people. And I’m happy to have made you happy with my blog.
That being said, let’s talk about Scorpion. I can’t tell you how touched I am by your kind offer. But he has not offended me in any way, so you need not worry. Scorpion and I are good friends, that’s all. But it’s comforting to know that your protection is offered and I value that should I ever need it.
Tell your boys Sylvia says “hello.”
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