Cornie (core_knee) wrote,

Gimme Three Steps...

A couple of years ago I was at this hole in wall bar in Hattiesburg with a girl I met earlier that day. We having a great time playing pool and drinking when this guy walked in with a gun in his hand.

He looked right at me and said, "Hey asshole, what the fuck are you doing with my old lady?!"

I was scared shitless because he was big and pissed and pointing a gun at me.

And the only thing I could think of at the time was the song that just went off the jukebox moments earlier.

I said, "Wait a minute, mister,
I didn't even kiss her.
Don't want no trouble with you.
And I know you don't owe me
But I wish you'd let me
Ask one favor from you."

"Won't you give me three steps,
Gimme three steps mister,
Gimme three steps towards the door?
Gimme three steps
Gimme three steps mister,
And you'll never see me no more."

The crowd stepped back and I was hoping it somehow worked. It's no goddamn fun staring down the barrel of a gun.

By some amazing chance in hell, it did. He laughed and lowered the gun. I ran out the door.
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