“You know what burns me? Matches.”
Jay London (American stand-up comic, b1966)
TIME: 8:55 PM
PLACE: Kitchen Counter
SUBJECT: Book of matches
I spent the majority of the day trying to clear my desk and de-clutter the desk drawers. I have a corporate tax return to finish (the client has an extension) and I need a clear space in order to have a clear head to do it. I found a container filled with books of matches. I think I picked up the container at an estate sale earlier this year. From the look of the ads on them, they appear to be from the mid-seventies. I liked these red match-heads (most of the ones in the other books were white). When I was younger, I remember you could collect books of matches from just about everywhere, especially restaurants. I guess with the no-smoking laws we have now, they are harder to come by. I can’t remember the last time I saw a bowl of them for the taking.