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Green eggs and 5am

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I went down to the Taco Cabana on the corner to grab stillnotbored and I a couple of breakfast tacos. Pretty good fast food, btw. They have a new employee there. Hip young guy with a good sense of humor.

His nametag proclaimed him to be "5am." I mentioned this and Sam laughed, taking it in stride.

I've gotta use this in a story someday:

Everyone called him 5am, though the name on his birth certificate was Samuel. Sam to his new acquaintances not privy to the nickname he'd picked up as a teen at his first job where they'd run out of S's to make his nametag. Despite his moniker, 5am was not a morning person.

Who knows, with the right narrative, 5am might go on to become the most beloved figure in fast-food folklore fiction.

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j_cheney
May. 17th, 2012 12:56 pm (UTC)
I like that ;o)
marshallpayne1
May. 17th, 2012 01:01 pm (UTC)
I'm looking for stories everywhere I go. This time I just got the protag's name. ;o)
sksperry
May. 17th, 2012 03:47 pm (UTC)
I think Vanessa Hudgens character in Bandslam spelled her name like that?
marshallpayne1
May. 17th, 2012 03:53 pm (UTC)
Hum...this is what I found online.

"Vanessa Hudgens’s character is named “Sa5m,” telling everyone the 5 is silent."

I should do some more research if I ever run with this. Maybe I'll just call him Green Eggs and Sam. The cool kids can call him "Eggs." ;-)
sksperry
May. 17th, 2012 03:49 pm (UTC)
Nope, sorry, it was spelled Sa5m.
marshallpayne1
May. 17th, 2012 03:53 pm (UTC)
We both found that at the same time. Ha!
mount_oregano
May. 17th, 2012 08:51 pm (UTC)
I miss Taco Cabana.
marshallpayne1
May. 17th, 2012 08:58 pm (UTC)
Alas, I doubt if they'll open a Madrid location any time soon.
kara_gnome
May. 17th, 2012 09:25 pm (UTC)
See, you can't make this stuff up :D
marshallpayne1
May. 17th, 2012 09:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah, this might be the only time I've been truthful on this here blog. In this case the truth worked better than a tall tale. ;-)
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