November 4, 2008
November 4, 2008 – Business In The Front, Party In The Back
I was talking to Seamus, one of our brighter foreign drivers. He’s from Poland. We were joking about another one of our drivers, one who isn’t quite so bright – Randy. You probably remember Randy from my previous posts – the drunken redneck that had [the] “Good Year,” on his hooker and booze binge.
Randy has this ridiculous haircut. It’s a variation of the “Mullet”, a popular 80’s haircut which featured a shorter, more styled look in front that was long and wavy in the back. Later came along a hybrid version of this – the rat tail, typical of the haircuts of Wal-Mart shoppers in the Southern States.
"The Rat Tail"
To add a little pizzazz Randy accessorizes with a variety of different colored beads. Seamus calls Randy the “CC Rider” or the “Cherokee Chief.”
Another one if Randy’s trademarks are his mispronunciations. These are a few of them. Although pronouncing things when you are drunk must sure be difficult, especially when you are busy concentrating on driving the taxi…
Peohe’s (A Restaurant) – Peeole’s
Lowes (A Hotel/Resort Chain) – Lowell’s
Costa Azul (A restaurant) – Costal Azul
Clive Cussler – (An Author) – Cleve Clusser
Laura Dern (An Actress) – Laura Dean
One day one of the fellow drivers tried to correct Randy.
Randy: I like that movie with Laura Dean.
Jefferson: Yeah, she’s a good actress, I think she’ married to Bruce Dern. (Providing added enunciation on Dern)
Randy: Yeah, that’s her Laura “Dean.”