Greenpoint Video Du Jour: Sherlock Holmes

February 7, 2009 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

It is an excruciatingly rare occasion that my boss Larry and I will exchange meaningful “WTF” glances with each other when a customer enters the store. And when we do it usually means one of two things:

  1. The person in question has shit his (or her) pants.
  2. The person in question is certifiably insane.

As of yesterday afternoon now I can include a third reason: the person in question is old enough to be my father and is wearing a Sherlock Holmes hat with neon green glasses.


When this dude came through the door I knew it was going to be interesting. It most certainly was. What started it all was when I asked Larry who the sweet little old lady* was who left the store because “she was so cute I just wanted to pick her up and keep her in my pocket.”

Upon hearing this “Sherlock” chimed in:


Don’t you want to keep me in your pocket?

After giving this some thought I said “Sure, why not?” and took the above photograph. The manifold ways in which this man was fascinating are simply too many to recount here. Follows is snippet of conversation following “Sherlock’s” refusal to pay $5.00 for a beaten up conch shell. Enjoy!

New to the neighborhood or just visiting? I can only hope it is the former. This man should have his own t.v. show.

Miss Heather

*And by “little” I mean at staturesque height of  5’2″ I towered above her.


2 Comments on Greenpoint Video Du Jour: Sherlock Holmes

  1. gubatron on Sat, 7th Feb 2009 6:26 pm
  2. Once again you make me laugh hard Miss Heather.

    Question: Where is the store? We’ve been walking around in all directions and looked at several junk/thrift shops to drop by and say hi.

  3. d on Sun, 8th Feb 2009 10:15 am
  4. Oh wow, he is quite a character! Hope he is a local.

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