Wednesday, November 5, 2014

At Least it's not Russ's

You may have heard of Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken.  If it were a mom-and-pop outfit with only one location, this blog entry would not be interesting.  Fortunately it's a chain; so there are many outlets for Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken.  In other words, there are plenty of Gus'ses--that's right, three syllables, no less--oops, no fewer!  At least it's not Russ's.  Considering all the Russ'ses would remind me of the horror movie, Sssssss, a snake-filled production starring Strother ("Men, what we have here is failure to communicate.") Martin.  But I digress.  It turns out there's a bit more--and less--to Gus's.  I checked a phone directory for the correct full name of the company.  There are several locations in our area.  But gus--I mean--guess what?  One was listed as Gus . . .  and another as Guss's . . ..  That latter one I phoned to be sure it was the same outfit.  Yep, it is.  Either the employee or the phone folks must have misspelled Gus's.  I didn't bother to call the one listed as Gus . . ., since I figured a similar kind of snafu existed.  Anyway, if they can't get Gus's right, I doubt they're curious about all the Gus'ses, right?

By the way, many spell my nickname Les as "Less."  In fact, I use that idea in another blog,

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