Thursday, May 22, 2008

High School Quotes I Remember: Quote # 5

(I make no judgements about content. I'm simply purging some of the clutter that's been inside my head since 1983.)

"I'm a moss hunter. I hunt and sell moss."

~ Recent (1982) high school graduate Eric Moore, when asked by the father of Eric's new girlfriend about his career aspirations.



8 comments:

Route 75 said...

Did he look like Uncle Rico from "Napoleon Dynamite?"

rebecca said...

At least he has a plan, right?

Chris James said...

I hear that Angler's Roost is givin' two-bits a bushel for moss these days.

Buzzardbilly said...

Hey, in 1982 mossing was big biz in these parts. A lot of out-of-work miners turned to mossing to make ends meet. Those were the early years of Reaganomics. Government cheese was big then too.

I guess the big question is: What did the father say back to him?

The Film Geek said...

Chris: With gas prices, it's now down to one.

BuzzardBilly: Oh, he was making some cash. It was the father's face at that moment that was the reason this sticks in my mind. It was...well, you can imagine.

oncee said...

That sounds like a line you might hear from a 1982 grad from a high school 25 miles to the east.

The Film Geek said...

Hmmm...I think my old friend Doug Little may have hunted a little moss in his day.

Woof said...

The only hunting advice he needs: don't go after rolling stones.

Woof