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While Watching People's Court...


I may have mentioned this before, but I love this story. I am watching People's Court, so this made me think about this...

This summer, for her birthday gift, my wife begged me to take her to Hickory to the Hickory Furniture Mart. For those of you that are unfamiliar with these terms, Hickory or actually North Carolina is probably where your furniture was made. We are supposedly the furniture capital of the U.S. and Hickory and High Point are the predominant manufacturing towns for furniture. Broyhill is world famous based I believe in Hickory.

Anyway, I am getting off subject here...we had been roaming this damn mall for hours with my son - who is 6 and really hates stuff like this - when all of a sudden I see this woman who looks familiar. I am wracking my freakin' brains trying to figure out who she is and I know I've seen her before. For most of the day, I thought she was a furniture salesman from Charlotte at Value City, but something in the back of my mind was telling me that might not be right. She had half a dozen times come up to my son, asked him his name and told me and my wife how cute he was. But I still couldn't place her.

Finally, it hit me like a ton of bricks...it was Marilyn Milian from The People's Court. I thought it was really cool she was in Hick-bygod-ory, NC shopping for furniture. One of the clerks at one of the stores was telling me about how celebs frequent the place since there are so many furniture bargains. So that made sense I guess.

So the end of my day comes and we see the Judge and her daughter? waiting at the elevator. Because my feet were so tired, I decided that I wanted to take it too. So I walk into the elevator with the Judge smiling (she is really an attractive woman in person) and I said to her "Judge, I've been walking this mall for 6 hours...couldn't this woman (my wife) be brought up on spousal abuse charges?"

She laughs and says "No...as a matter of fact, I'm sure you should be grateful because you get to have her decorate your house for free AND she is saving you money here!"

So much for being enamored with the Judge anymore...lol

I do still like her and her show though. It was a comical situation...the wife reminded me about all 90 minutes the way home that evening :)

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Rick GComment by Rick G - December 22, 2006, 11:28 am
That's a funny story, Keith. I'm a big fan of hers too. BTW, my sister lives in Hickory.
justxploringComment by justxploring - December 22, 2006, 7:23 pm
Your 15 minutes of fame! Congrats! I only know Judge Wopner from People's Court.

Judge Judy lives in Naples and I've seen her shopping. She's very petite.
cps10Comment by cps10 - December 22, 2006, 9:40 pm
Rick - next time you are down this way, let me know. Bobcats basketball? Knights (White Sox AAA club) baseball?

justxploring - Judge Judy looks petite. Funny you mention her...I watched an episode of that the other day too...the bailiff told the defendant, who kept talking, "Put it this way...just shut up!". It was classic. You had to see it to understand!

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