This week on Adam and the Ants:
What would Bugs Bunny do?
The answer came to me in a flash. Bugs would flummox him with backhanded flattery, insulting him while making him see it as a compliment. Could I pull it off? If he twigged, I might end up looking less like Bugs and more like Wile E. Coyote after an encounter with a 16-ton weight!
"So, Grasshopper," Miller leaned forward while he talked so I had to crane my neck to keep eye contact. "You had something you wanted to say?" I could feel every eye within a hundred yards staring at the two of us.
"Um, just, you know," I stammered, "Just… Well… You keep calling me Grasshopper, and I still don't understand why, and it got kind of old." Bugs Bunny's backhanded flattery, it seems, had gone right out the window the moment I opened my mouth.
Miller's cheeks and ears reddened and his grin became a scowl. "I'll call you whatever I want to. And let me tell you what's getting old, Grasshopper," he hissed. He leaned down until our noses were almost touching. "What's getting old is all you pissants forgetting who's in charge around here! Maybe it's time somebody gave you all a reminder?" He accentuated the last bit by cracking his knuckles.
This is the part where I get flattened like Wile E. Coyote, I thought....
This week's songs are Friend or Foe by Adam and the Ants and Run to You by Bryan Adams. The Adam and the Ants 'soundtrack' is available for free listening on Spotify at http://bit.ly/13U48s1