Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Finger Lickin' Good


Last night I got an e-mail from a guy I don’t know which simply said, “Have you ever eaten the fried chicken at the courthouse?”

Possible Explanations for this E-mail:
  1. I’ve been spammed. The e-mail is really offering Viagra or Cialis or a cheap mortgage and I just haven't cracked the code, yet.
  2. The e-mail is the equivalent of an 'Oops, wrong number.'
  3. The guy works for the health department and is taking a random fried chicken survey.
  4. He really wants to try the fried chicken at the courthouse but isn’t sure if he wants to make the big commitment to grab that chicken leg before checking with a few Beaumonters.
  5. He would like to meet me over a plate of fried chicken rather than the usual coffee or drinks. How Southern. I think Scarlett O'Hara would approve.
  6. He’s an inmate in the jail at the courthouse and he's trying to lure women to the courthouse with the promise of some hot crispy fried chicken.
  7. He owns the café at the courthouse and is trying to drum up a little business, one e-mail at a time.
  8. He saw me at Popeye’s scarfing down a 4-Piece Dark Meal with Red Beans and Rice and knows I can eats me some chicken.
  9. It’s really a Tom Cruise trick and responding to the e-mail will flood my in-box with War of the Worlds, Scientology and Katie Holmes propoganda.
  10. It’s FINALLY George Clooney looking for some deep fried southern lovin’ from Yours Truly.

19 comments:

Susan in St. Paul said...

Are you sure you don't know this person? He seems to know you work in law.

I was just thinking that I asked someone whether they liked chocolate out of the blue last week, of course I know them, but still.

I would play it out and answer him, ending of course with "why do you ask?" Let us know how it goes!

Mom said...

"Have you every eaten your Mother's Fried Chicken". Come by July 31. Will also have Stewed Chicken, Mac and Cheese, Peas,
Dinner Rolls and Great Rice Dressing. See you then.

Laurie said...

Susan - Turns out he read about it in Texas Monthly and was just curious. :)

Mom - I'll be there with dessert!

Cochemente said...

I have personally had the fried chicken at the courthouse and it is, indeed, delicious. I say go for it in hopes of getting a free finger-lickin' meal!

Laurie said...

Cochemente - I take it back. He saw it on Texas Country Reporter (you know, that show with the Dairy Queen dude). I thought the Courthouse Cafe was closed down but now I hear it's still open and Wednesday is fried chicken day. I'll have to check that out.

Ed Abbey said...

And I had thought I had used all available one liners to pick up chicks.

Anonymous said...

Dearest Drinking Buddy -- I've been told that the fried chicken at the Courthouse is some of the best around (excluding Mama's, of course). I haven't tried it yet, but I suppose my lunch bunch will have to give it a try. xoxo Miss Jane

Marinade Dave said...

Maybe he wants to "court" you.

Bonnie Ransonette said...

Fried Chicken day is Thursday. I have to smell that stuff cooking all day. Drives me crazy. But it is tasty.

Dick said...

Goodness gracious, you've done channeled the spirit of Col. Harlan Sanders!

Lonesome George said...

Dang... I want to go to your mommas on July 31st... but now I can't wait - the thought of crispy deep fried batter surrendering its greasy goodness to my incisors is too much - the power of suggestion is consuming me! Where is the courthouse cafe'... is it open today? LG

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Well, you figured out the Courthouse and the chicken, but who is the emailer?

PaintingChef said...

Clooney...definitely.

golfwidow said...

I was sure it was a euphemism for a sexual kink. I better just take my biscuits and leave quietly.

Laurie said...

Ed - Pick up chicks? Pun intended?

Miss Jane and Bonnie - Let me know how it is. Bonnie says fried chicken day is Thursday rather than Wednesday.

Marinade Dave - Hahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!

Dick - Oh, that would be cool!

Lonesome George - We'd love to have you! Stuart and his family will be in town. The courthouse cafe is in the cafe and fried chicken day appears to be Thursday.

Old Horsetail - It's Clooney but I'm sworn to secrecy as to his alias.

Painting Chef - Definitely Clooney!

Golf Widow - Help yourself to some gravy before you go.

Comfort Addict said...

Funny! Thanks for the pick me up.

Laurie said...

Comfort Addict - You're quite welcome.

Hiker Hobo said...

LOL, you all are a trip...
This is George, and I'm the mystery guy who asked about the fried chicken in the courthouse café. Sorry to say the pick up line didn't work too well. Maybe it should be used in person. It's kind'a hard to convey that "finger lick'en good" image thru an email. Perhaps someday when I'm driving thru Beaumont, I'll try a more personal approach.

Thanks young lady for keeping my identity a secret.

Laurie said...

Hiker Hobo - Thanks for calling me YOUNG lady.