02-27-2002, 08:20 PM
I have a buddy who doesn't hop or believe in tramping. He's a real straight arrow, but a good guy. Anyway, I thought I'd let you guys know that I have a new "handle"--my buddy has taken to teasing me by calling me "Hobo Claus." He thinks it's hilarious that I clean up jungles, and even funnier that I leave gunboats and one-gallon wine jugs full of water in the jungles. The other day he was throwing away a plastic drop-cloth and several 5-gallon buckets and I said, "Hey, let me have that stuff, it will be good for my jungles," and he started laughing and called me "Hobo Claus." What a pal, eh? I guess it is kind of true, though.