Justin Case was elected as 2015 “Village Idiot” at Story, IN: population 5.
The balloting was fierce in the hamlet’s annual April Fools’ Day contest for this prized title. To commemorate this honor, Justin received a $100 gift certificate redeemable at The Still—the tiny tavern in the basement of the Story Inn. You can read about it—and LYAO!!!—at this link:
The Story voters had five pages of Justin’s follies to consider before voting. Justin’s folly presented in the following excerpt from Chapter Seven of Rallies, Fests, & Hot Tubs: Having Fun Can Be HELL on Relationships II wasn’t even included in Justin’s “Village Idiot” campaigning . . .
Justin’s then-wife was not thrilled when he woke up the next morning and walked . . . to the motel room bathroom. “What’s that on your ass?”
“Uhh, a hickey, I’m hoping? Hell, don’t ask me. I wasn’t even there when it happened—whatever it is . . . or was. What is it? Do we have any coffee?”
“It looks like somebody wrote something on your ass, in red. To me, it looks like an e-mail address? Is it? Was that your idea? Are you going to use it?”
“Hell, I don’t know. If it is, I can’t even read it from here. Was she cute?”
“You tell me. I wasn’t there, didn’t you notice?”
The bathroom didn’t seem to be getting any closer.
The likelihood and synchronicity of someone at Fantasy Fest carrying a Sharpie and also being just close enough—among fifteen thousand revelers on a Tuesday night—at the precise moment and exact spot on Duval Street at which a third person—nude and body-painted—wants to write her e-mail address on a butt cheek is so implausible . . . and yet it happened. We don’t know what any of this means . . .
Or thought we didn’t, until Reverend Sharpie Night at Justina’s third Boogie.
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