Oingo Boingo

She waits in the air conditioned bank for the banker to tell her whether or not she can deposit the check made out to her father’s estate.

Her father who died many years ago without a will.

The Universe has a wicked sense of humor, she thinks as Danny Eflman sings, “It’s a dead man’s party, who could ask for more?”

Her father loved to make people laugh and collected naughty jokes.

The banker comes back. “I’ll have to ask the legal department if this will be okay.”
“All right,” she says, thinking god damn it, it’s only two hundred and nineteen dollars!
The banker takes the paperwork and leaves her to wait again.

Her father who taught by example how to swear like a sailor.

The banker returns. “We’ll do this for you. Sign the check this way.”
She signs the check the way the banker instructs. “Thank you, you just made my day,” she tells the banker.

Her father who hugged well and often.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s