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SS: Hi, how are you doing?
TR: Doing fine.
SS: You enjoying your stay?
TR: I'm not visiting. I live here. Remember? I met you yesterday? In the store? We talked? The name's Bruce? My wife and I moved here five years ago?
SS: From California, right?
SS: You enjoying your stay? (MUSIC)
GK: Sometimes it takes awhile to establish yourself in a new community. And the place to start is your shoes. Make sure you've got the right ones on.
SS: Hi ---- you getting around to see all the sights? you ride the steam train yet? take a river raft trip?
TR: What's wrong with me? I've been here six and a half years.
SS: It's your shoes, Bruce. They're black. And they have tassels.
TR: That's bad?
(BUILD TO JINGLE)
GK: You need a pair of used mountain hiking shoes from Guy's --- pre-scuffed, pre-stained, so it looks like you were here all along ----- remember: if people look at you funny, it may be your shoes.
PAT D ----- GUY'S SHOE JINGLE
(c) 1998 by Garrison Keillor