I went to Kinko’s one day to pick up some stuff for work, and I was wearing this t-shirt:
Egon Spengler* was working behind the counter and when he saw me walk in he proceeded to stare, grin, stare some more.
I got to the counter, finally – there was a long line – and Egon was going to the back to get something for another customer. He’s walking backwards, and as he shouts “I LOVE your t-shirt!” in my direction, he fell over a box of paper…but instead of falling he sort of pinwheeled into the wall.
It was awesome.
I shouted a hearty “Thank you!” back, and then everyone in the place applauded his acrobatics.
Another guy got my stuff and I paid and turned to go.
Egon shouted after me, “Ma’am, just one question – Kirk or Picard?”
I turned around, “Kirk, of course.” was my reply.
“I’m a TOS purist, dude…so…KIRK.”
“Live long and prosper.”
“Make it so.” I said, and winked at him as I walked out the door. He and everyone else erupted into laughter.
It’s a small community, but we Trekkers (there is NO SUCH THING AS A ‘TREKKIE’) have to stick together.
*although it would be totally awesome if he was really Egon, I am almost positive it wasn’t…too short, but otherwise? Dead ringer.