Town Talk for Nov. 27, 2002 |

Town Talk for Nov. 27, 2002

The good folks who run the Special Olympics are looking for volunteers to work with our local Special Olympics athletes at Sunday trainings. You’ll be on duty January and February for alpine, snowshoe, and someone to guide a sit skier. They’ll train you. Snowshoe practices are flexible. They’re also looking for volunteers for the swim team. Sign up right now. For more info please call Donna at 949-6647.

Turkey Trot for charity

The Vail Athletic Club’s Charity Turkey Trot is Dec. 1. It’s a benefit for Roger Pepper Adventure Camps, founded by local artist Allison Massari to build the confidence of young burn survivors by introducing them to the thrill of outdoor adventure. The camps now work in conjunction with the Crested Butte Adaptive Sports Center to host two week-long camps each year. Call Shannon Galpin athe Vail Athletic Club, 476-0700 or 376-0754, or e-mail Registration is 8 a.m. that day, or preregister. The races (10K, and 5K) start at 10 a.m., and the raffle is at noon.

We need stories that could be true

Our Personal Powers That Be at the Vaily Daily have decreed that we’ll be doing a commemorative edition for Vail’s Founders Day celebration. We need stuff right away. Give us a call at 949-0555, ext. 615, or e-mail us at

A Man and His Ostrich

A man walks into a restaurant with an ostrich behind him, and as he sits, the waitress comes over and asks for their order. The man says,”I’ll have a hamburger, fries and a coke,” and turns to the ostrich. “What’s yours?”

“I’ll have the same,” says the ostrich. A short time later the waitress returns with the order. “That will be $6.40 please,” and the man reaches into his pocket and pulls out exact change for payment.

The next day, the man and the ostrich come again and the man says, “I’ll have a hamburger, fries and a coke,” and the ostrich says, “I’ll have the

same.” Once again the man reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change.

This becomes a routine until late one evening, the two enter again. “The usual?” asks the waitress. “No, this is Friday night, so I will have a steak, baked potato and salad,” says the man. “Same for me,” says the ostrich.

A short time later the waitress comes with the order and says, “That will be $12.62.” Once again the man pulls exact change out of his pocket and places it on the table.

The waitress can’t hold back her curiosity any longer. “Excuse me, sir. How do you manage to always come up with the exact change out of your pocket every time?”

“Well,” says the man, “several years ago I was cleaning the attic and I found an old lamp. When I rubbed it a Genie appeared and offered me two wishes. My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything, just put my hand in my pocket, and the right amount of money would always be there.”

“That’s brilliant!” says the waitress. “Most people would wish for a million dollars or something, but you’ll always be as rich as you want for as long as you live!”

“That’s right! Whether it’s a gallon of milk or a Rolls Royce, the exact money is always there,” says the man.

The waitress asks, “One other thing, sir, what’s with the ostrich?” The man replies, “My second wish was for a chick with long legs.

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