Monday, November 29, 2010

Boba Fett in a Business Suit

I was running an errand for my job today that took me through Midtown East in Manhattan. I passed by a toy store and in the pedestrian garbage can in front I saw the packaging for a Star Wars "Boba Fett" Clone Wars-style storm trooper helmet. I had to laugh as I imagined a little kid leaving the store so excited to try out his new toy that he had to rip it open on the street right away, and presumably put it on right out in public. Perhaps he even had an imaginary "blaster" and took some pot shots at passing pedestrians. "Pyoo pyoo! Pfssssh! Got ya!"

My chuckling turned to outright guffawing as it slowly dawned on me that in all likelihood it would have been a grown man at least in his 20s who was probably so excited for his new toy that he had to put it on in public. I still hope he took some air laser shots; Boba Fett in a business suit "blastin' fools" on the streets of Manhattan would be a sight.