Sh!t My Pop Did
I have a soft spot for my Dad. I guess I’m Daddy’s little girl. Here’s a collection of short moments that make me smile when I think about my Pop.
Fun Father Moments
The time he made a Burger King drive thru clerk burst into tears for taking too long with our burgers.
Teaching me how to properly utilize, “Let me talk to your manager.”
His penchant for generic Soda Pop because the name brand stuff is just SO expensive.
Not connecting the ice cube machine on the refrigerator for over a decade. But always putting it on his to do list.
Eating expired bologna.
Me: Dad, didn’t you notice the meat was moldy?
Me: You didn’t smell that it was sour?
Dad: Tastes OK to me.
Giving me booze as a child whenever I had a fever so I could “sweat it out.”
Telling me the zits I had all over my face when I was eleven was normal but then realizing days later that it was the chicken pox.
When I asked him for stickers, he gave me those free magazine stamps that you use for entering sweepstakes but told me they were cool stickers.
Ringing a brass bell in the middle of the night every Christmas eve shouting out SANTA’S HERE! SANTA’S HERE! and when I stumbled out of bed yelling, WHERE? WHERE? He’d snap his fingers and say, “Ah, ya just missed him!”
Slamming the door on solicitor’s faces after pointing to the sign on the door that said: No Solicitors.
Telling me the neighbors were copying the way he mowed the lawn.
Taking me to see Alien when I was four years old….
Which gave me nightmares about MILK but also birthed my eventual love for science fiction.
Congratulating me for getting suspended when I got into fisticuffs with a boy in the seventh grade but also reminding me not to hit in the nuts.
Giving me permission to use any family stories in my work!
Thanks Dad for being you.
And if you wanna see more of my Pop, you can see his shining moment in this promo video which I created awhile back for Made in Taiwan during the NYC Fringe festival.