Paul F. Tompkins - King Hat

Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions Season 1, Ep 101 04/21/2012 Views: 14,082

While working at a hat store, Paul F. Tompkins encountered depths of human stupidity he'd never even dreamed of. (2:29)

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THIS IS WHEN I KNEWIT WAS KIND OF TIME

TO MOVE ONFROM HATS IN THE BELFRY...

WHEN MORE THAN ONCE,THIS HAPPENED--

MORE THAN ONCE,THIS HAPPENED TO ME--

SOMEONE CAME INTO THE STORE.I'M ALONE BEHIND THE COUNTER.

PERSON COMES INTO THE STOREAND SAYS TO ME,

POINTING ATA VERY SPECIFIC HAT

THAT HASA VERY SPECIFIC NAME.

SAY TO ME, "HEY, LET METRY ON THAT KING HAT."

[laughter]

"IT'S NOT CALLED A KING HAT,SIR.

"IT'S CALLED A CROWN.

"WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

"CROWN.YOU KNOW THIS.

"IT'S NOT A FOREIGN TERM,

"WE DON'T HAVE A WORD FOR ITIN ENGLISH.

"IT'S NOT A WORDYOU'VE ONLY EVER SEEN IN PRINT,

"YOU'VE NEVER SAID ITOUT LOUD,

"YOU'RE AFRAIDYOU'RE GONNA MISPRONOUNCE IT.

"CROWN.

"NOT KING HAT.

"CROWN.

"YOU KNOW, LIKE...

LIKE CROWN."

MORE THAN ONCE,THIS HAPPENED!

WEEP FOR HUMANITY,LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

SIX MONTHS LATER,A TOTALLY DIFFERENT PERSON

WALKS INTO THE STORE.

I'M ALONEBEHIND THE COUNTER.

"HEY, CAN I SEETHE KING HAT?"

WHAT IS GOING ON?

HOW CAN THIS BE?

"DICTIONARY'S TOO HEAVY,GET RID OF SOME WORDS!"

NOW, NEEDLESS TO SAY,NEITHER ONE OF THESE GENIUSES

PURCHASED THE KING HAT.