2284. Grumpy Crotch

The doorman’s real name was Paddy, but everyone knew him as Grumpy Crotch; Grumpy because he was grumpy and Crotch because he walked as if he had sand in his pants. Somehow the nickname made sense. His job was to welcome tourists to the town’s popular aquarium.

There was never a “Welcome” from his lips. Instead it would be a gruff “Don’t tap on the glass” or “Don’t throw food to the alligators”. One day he caught some kids tapping on the glass of an aquarium to try to get the plecostomus to move. He told them off in no uncertain terms so they pushed him over the railing into the alligator enclosure.  This was despite his warning not to throw food to the alligators.

Some people just don’t listen.

12 thoughts on “2284. Grumpy Crotch

          1. Bruce Goodman Post author

            I actually agree with you! I’m just dashing in to the computer now and again because I’m baking a pumpkin pie for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving (true) so I end up typing the first piece of nonsense that comes into my head and dashing back into the kitchen!

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  1. Andrea Stephenson

    It’ll be like eating sandwiches at the beach for those alligators, lots of sand between the teeth. Did you see the news story about the tourist in the Philippines who got attacked by a crocodile because they thought it was plastic?

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