Tuesday, January 13, 2009


"Most of you out there probably already know the strange and complicated story about crazy pirate and beautiful mermaid but just in case...
One drunk night the crazy old pirate was walking around when he suddenly spotted the most beautiful girl ever. She was slurping coconut, shining like a star. Pirate was impressed so much with her that he was absolutely sure that she is none else then the mermaid in persona.He fell in love... blah blah blah ...became romantic dreamer... his heart became softer... he began to act stupid... and all other treasures didn't interest him at all anymore... He was thinking only about mermaid. Of course, nobody believes him about her but he didn't care and he didn't t want to listen anyone. He swear that he cought her already two times, and that he never saw anyone so beautiful and special like she is..and so on....and so on. Anyway, mermaid like mermaid... she was coming and going, she even fall in love a little bit with pirate (that's what pirate say) and he..., he was becoming more and more crazy about her."

Now.. you will never believe me but yesterday i saw pirate. Yes, he is here, he still don't have boat but he was exalted when i saw him. Of course i couldn't t refuse to listen his story so i sit with him for a drink and i just couldn't believe it when pirate order tea pretending that everything is normal. When he noticed that i looked at him surprisingly he explain me:
"oh that... well.. you know... i stop drinking... I heard some stupid superstition that mermaids don't like drunk pirates. I know it s stupid but i don t want to risk."
"But listen"- he says,-" do you know who was here for new year ???"
Of course i knew that he will speak again about mermaid but i pretended that i don't have idea.
-"No, who???"- i v tried to make my face as naive as i could.
In one moment he changed his face from serious to romantic and funny one.
-"It was SHE". - he was almost singing. - "A Mermaid"-.
-"Poor, good, old pirate" - i thought to myself -"and he was sooo cool guy. Look at him, he see mermaid everywhere and he even don't drink anymore..."
But he continue without waiting a second,
-" And you know what???"
Then he look carefully first to the left side, then to the right and he secretly whispered hiding his mouth with hand
- "She is real, she exist"-
He was so happy, i could see tears in his eyes.
-" She was here... It was so cold that i catch her again. She stay seven days with me until she warm up again to run away. Beautiful seven days. But i will catch her again".
Even his face was redish, maybe even shy, and his view went far away looking at the sky and stars when he speak about mermaid, the last sentence he pronounce very confidently. I didn t saw pirate so serious for many many years.. Same as in good old times when he was one of the fastest pirates.
-"Does she tell you something?"
-"Pfffff, those mermaids... Can you imagine, she think that my trousers are silly. Hehe, those mermaids are funny sometimes" -he start laughing.
I couldn't be so cruel to tell him that his trousers are actually silly.
-"But listen" he continue - "This time i know more then ever that she is for real"
-"Really??? How does it come?" - i asked.
He smash the table with his hand and he proudly continue -"Because i have proof that mermaids exist."
-"Will you show it to me?"- I was becoming curious now.
-"It s a long story"-pirate says- "but i will tell you a story if you buy me another tea"
Of course, how could i refuse him.

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