Surreal Moments of Life #1

You know how sometimes you get into completely weird situations through a serious of steps that don’t individually seem so odd? I’m going to present some of these here. They will all be absolutely true, and completley devoid of any comedy killing context.

So I’m standing in a Starbucks when I reach in my pocket and stick my hand straight into a big lump of forgotten wasabi in an open cup, and then I absentmindedly lick my fingers immediately causing tears to well up and snot to pour out of my nose right there by the espresso bar.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

8 thoughts on “Surreal Moments of Life #1”

  1. Ken Nelson says:

    I think a forgotten lump of wasabi in an open cup, in your pocket, is hysterically funny on its own right.

    Suggest you update @HOME-LEAVING_FOR_WORK to include something about stowage of foodstuffs. 🙂


  2. Tom says:

    Of course this does beg the question, what was a big lump of forgotten wasabi in an open cup doing in your pocket? It could also be followed up with why aren’t you supporting the local coffee shops instead of a huge corporation, but we could leave that one out I guess!

  3. gray says:

    I can’t tell you how many times pocket wasabi has come through in a pinch. Copier out of toner, no cell service, bad driving directions, crying babies, the list is endless. It’s so stinkin handy that it might be better than duct tape.

  4. Mark Forman says:

    Dare I ask-where was the sashimi? BTW-Ken leaked on his blog it’s your birthday so I hope it’s a happy one.

  5. Ken Nelson says:

    This is the most fun thread since the introduction of the phrase “Time Wasting Ass Clown”. 🙂


  6. PJ Cabrera says:


    You know, many times when listening to your podcast in the last 23+ months (yeah, I hope that has the intended effect, wink wink), you’ve often called yourself a spaz. And I always thought “He can’t really be that bad!”

    Thanks for setting the facts straight. You are a spaz! LOL

    I wonder what the people at the espresso bar thought of the emotionally upset young man, ordering as he choked back sobs, in between embarrased laughs and stammers. 😀

  7. Tilted Edge says:

    I love wasabi as much as sushi! Sometimes it is not as strong as it should be.

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