You're Just Like Me...If It Ain't about You, You Don't Care...and If You Didn't Say It, It Ain't Funny
You know how people always say, "I should have written that down" when they hear something funny or smart while they are at work, at a party, at home, or any old place. Well, Montana bartender Mike Muri did it. He actually did it, yeah he wrote down what people said. He would grab a pen or pencil and any piece of paper available and write down what they said, followed by their first name and the date. He collected bags of these quotations, and now he finally has put them into a book. Some of them are witty, some profound, some puzzling, but almost all of them make you laugh. It's just ordinary folks talking in ordinary language and saying extraordinary things. Some of them were overheard in bars where Muri has worked the last 30 years, but others were said over the dinner table, at the supermarket, or in recovery. They cover every topic of interest to mankind, be it philosophy, religion, sex, death, government, love, politics, bad habits, good deeds, you name it. The title of the book comes from an afternoon when Mike and "the Gov" were sitting in the bar trading stories. Both men would tell a story, chortling at their own wit, and then impatiently waiting for the other person to finish his story, so they could get back to hearing themselves talk. At some point, the Gov, who is now deceased, grinned as he said, "You know, you're just like me. If it ain't about you, you don't care. And if you didn't say it, it ain't funny." Ironically, this Montana bartender actually listened, laughed and recorded what people had said throughout his life. A friend, upon hearing some of these quotes told him, "You really must share these with the world."