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Last weekend while waiting in line at the deli counter at my local Omni, I pointed out the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile to my three-year-old son.

This weekend while browsing the local Jewel, Richard joyfully exclaimed, "Look, Mommy--this store has the penis truck too!"

--Karen McLoughlin

At a traditional German bakery a sixtyish woman bustled in and said, "Flo, pack me up a pound of your good cookies--half with the chocolate tips and half with the maraschino cherries. I'm going to California to see my son."

When pressed as to what else she would be bringing him, she answered, "Oh, a couple a bags of Jay's potato chips and a smoked butt. I spoil him."

--Dan Fulwiler

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