Paul F. Tompkins - Hats in the Belfry

Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions Season 1, Ep 101 04/21/2012 Views: 7,441

Paul F. Tompkins can't just lock his knees like a horse; he does occasionally need to lean. (1:34)

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WORKING RETAIL

THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME

I EVER HEARD THE PHRASE,

"IF YOU'VE GOT TIME TO LEAN,YOU'VE GOT TIME TO CLEAN."

ANOTHER HUMAN BEINGSAID THAT TO ME.

TO MY FACE!

"IF YOU'VE GOT TIME TO LEAN,YOU'VE GOT TIME TO CLEAN."

WHY ARE YOU RHYMINGSTUFF LIKE THAT?

ARE WE IN THE ARMY?

SO LEANING--JUST OUT OF THE QUESTION.

TOTALLYOUT OF THE QUESTION?

UNACCEPTABLEFOR AN EIGHT-HOUR SHIFT?

YOU KNOW I'M NOT A HORSE,RIGHT?

I CAN'T, LIKE,JUST LOCK MY KNEES,

AND I'M GOOD FOR THE DAY.

SO MY FIRST RETAIL JOBWAS A HAT STORE.

A HAT STOREBY THE NAME OF...

"HATS IN THE BELFRY."

[laughter and applause]

WEIRD.

WEIRD APPLAUSE.

SURELY THE OWNERSOF HATS IN THE BELFRY

WERE DOING THE SAME THINGWHEN THEY CAME UP WITH THAT GEM.

LET ME WALK YOU THROUGHTHAT TITLE.

YOU KNOW THE EXPRESSION"BATS IN THE BELFRY"?

[laughter]

MEANINGSOMETHING'S A LITTLE CRAZY.

IT'S NOT QUITEWHAT YOU EXPECTED.

AND YOU KNOW HATS?

[laughter]