Wednesday, September 23, 2009

This Week's LVW col: Grin & Luv-It

Hey! They posted this week's piece early! And it's a lot of fun! They even made up that funny graphic! Read on and join the Facebook group, "Las Vegas Needs To Grow A Pair." -sf

Grin and Luv-It

Does a Las Vegas neighborhood slam really merit all this fuss?



The clerk has to pause and think about it.

“Let’s see,” she says, eyes rolling around as she calculates the answer. “One, two, three. Three. I think. At least three.”

That’s three—at least. Three times since she came to work at this Mighty Mart a few months ago, the place has been robbed while she was behind the counter. That doesn’t count the minor incidents of shoplifting, “of course,” she adds. Or the stabbing. Or when the drugged-up prostitute fell off her bicycle, hit her head and died.

Or the countless times the clerk’s car has been vandalized as it sat outside her apartment a couple of blocks away.

“It’s a bad area,” says the clerk, who asked that her name not be used because, uh, she fears for her safety. “So bad.”

God forbid she had said that on national TV. Regardless of how true it may be, the clerk would be strung up by USB cables and hung in effigy on Facebook and Twitter for such an outrageous sin. You see, this isn’t just any old Mighty Mart. This Mighty Mart stands a rock of cocaine’s throw from the venerable, much-beloved Luv-It Frozen Custard, a legendary dessert stand at the corner of Oakey and Las Vegas Boulevard.

Read the rest at LasVegasWeekly.Com.


Anonymous said...

Dude, it was a joke the first time and it still is.

Isn't there anything else for you to write about?