I’m Getting Pretty Famous at This Health Food Co-op

A Fruit Salad of Harm_Artboard 2 copy 15You should see how I make them laugh, the employees at the co-op. One time, I pretended to ride a pumpkin. Lena tried to contain her laughter by yelling really convincingly, right in my face “Don’t sit on the produce.” and it became this bit we were doing, where she was trying to pull me off the pumpkin, and I refused, staying in character as a guy riding a pumpkin, until she slapped me, which was pretty comical. Just pratfalls and jokes.

No one said, “Classic Harlow” out loud, like I kind of expected them to, but I could tell they were thinking it. They’d felt the magic of that comedy space where nothing is quite what it seems. Where, to a comedic mind like mine, a pumpkin can become a great charging steed, and where an angel like Lena can become a screaming hag.

Lena actually got me in with everybody. She first let me set up my electric cello, looping pedal, and amplifier in the produce section. I played on Wednesday nights. Everyone has this running gag about how I have to shut up and play. It’s hilarious, because everyone’s in on it. It’s fun to see real, comedic, group-mind at work in a place of business.
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I’m Getting Pretty Famous at This Health Food Co-op