Saddam Hussein  

Mccartney2003 40M
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7/5/2005 3:58 pm

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Saddam Hussein

The other day on the bus there was a man who looked exactly like Saddam Hussein. And not the groomed-and-besuited just-a-regular-guy Saddam we've seen in recent courtroom footage, I'm talkin' the bearded-and-bedraggled just-pulled-out-of-a-spider-hole Saddam.

He was sitting about two-thirds of the way back. As people filed into the coach and wandered towards the rear they would see him, and then start looking around wildly for an available seat; when they spotted one they would dart to it like someone just lifted the needle from the record in a game of musical chairs. No one wanted to get stuck sitting next to Saddam.
Eventually every seat was filled except the one next to Saddam. As more people boarded the bus we craned their necks to see who was going to draw the short straw, and were horrified to see that it was the kind of charming elderly lady that puts you in the mind of gingersnaps. A couple of the men shifted in their seats as if they were going to offer her their spot and take the bullet. But in the end nobody did.

No matter. Without falter she marched down the aisle, smiled at Saddam, and settled into the seat next to him. In response, Saddam did that bus-riding courtesy thing where you kind of hop in your seat to indicate that you are scrunching over in an effort to make more room for your neighbor.

I think we were all a little ashamed of our prejudice, and started thinking that maybe Saddam Hussein was an okay guy. But we were still glad we weren't sitting next to him.


Masseur_0 43M

7/5/2005 5:38 pm

Dude, that's the funniest Allah-damned thing I've read all day...Maybe we'll see Saddaam pop up in a Burger King or something. I thought I saw him too back when he couldn't be found. Tyere's a janitor at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI homeof all the Arabs outside of the Middle East. Swore it was Saddam, untill my brother asked him if He was Saddam hussein and the dude cursed us in Chaldean. ya see, Detroit is very populated with Chaldeans, people who fled Hussein's regiem...Guess he took it the wrong way...
But hey, keep yer eyes open in case Saddam makes a jail break...Keep up the sense of humor...Funny as hell (if hell were actually a funny Matt Groening sketch)...


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