Saturday, May 21, 2016

Did I Already Post This?

Hey Ellis, I thought about you tonight. We went to dinner at a local restaurant and a couple sitting at the table next to us overheard me talking about working in the video games field and attending Comic-Con. They were really big into going to the Con every year. Anyway it turned out that the guy's job was... Elevator Repairman!  And he was familiar with Sony because he used to come once in a while to service the SOE elevator.  He said that elevator repair was a great niche field to be in. What with all the tall buildings in the world, most people don't realize that the elevator was the HEART of any building. FUNNY!


MrGoodson2 said...

How interesting.
The illustration is awesome. I think it's new. Can't wait until you kick more of that myth out. I want to see some more Tom Moon comics.

I went to the dentist for the first time in 6 years about 3 days ago. One old guy came in helping an older white haired guy. I thought the white haired guy was a big old woman at first. The old guy leaves and says to call him when they are done and he'll pick up Dad.

So 'Dad' is sitting there, noisily clearing his throat and being old, me sitting a few chairs away with much more empathy about the issue of being old and phlegmy. Waiting room time passes and the receptionist says "We'll be ready for you shortly Mr Rucker."

Rucker? I look at him. It is Bob Rucker who worked with my Dad for 30 years in the Elevator Trade! I said "Are you Bob Rucker?" He says "Yes I am" as I reach my hand out to shake I say "I'm Ellis Goodson." Blank "Uh huh." "Fred Goodson's son!" "Uh huh." "You knew my Dad pretty well." Bob pauses just a bit and says "From Church?"

These guys were great friends. He's a blank slate now. The receptionist knew all about his condition. Just no memories except for what's in front of him for the day. Weirdly, his social ability, humor, seemed intact. And his face was strangely unlined for a guy getting close to 90. Like 'loosing your mind' is actually a fountain of youth.

When I told this to Mom and my brother Russell, who, also worked with Bob, it amazed them. They thought Bob had been dead for years.

Anyway, my elevator trade story.

MrGoodson2 said...

Love Godzilla's elephant leg textures. And the Robot anatomy. You're simple where it counts. And of course we've discussed before the pleasure we get with the ease of reading your work.

Tom Moon said...

Great elevator story! I told the guy next to us about you and how you once said, "You get on top of an elevator and you OWN it!"

MrGoodson2 said...

I may move in on top of an elevator. Who would know? Keep the book collection away from the counter weights.

MrGoodson2 said...

It's funny to think about words that have early childish importance based on personal knowledge. A counter weight to me is an awesome , scary couple of words. When you have been on the top of a high rise elevator moving at normal express speed and it wooshes by the tonnage of counter weights inches from the passenger car. It places counter weight in a special place.

BDMontag said...

I like the generic cars that aren't generic at all. And the rest of it too.

Tom Moon said...

Thanks Guys!

Rickart said...

It's a beaut!