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RIP Number Six

"I am not a number..." was the famous line that opened each installment of The Prisoner starring Patrick McGoohan, a fascinating British series that baffled and enthralled at the same time. Regular readers of this blog will know I love the series and enjoyed going through the box set last year (I spoke about it here: Sadly, McGoohan died yesterday at the age of 80. Fans everywhere will be mourning his passing and likely be intoning "be seeing you" one last time.


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Bob and Brenda worked in the supermarket. They weren't check-out clerks. And they weren't stock-boys. Brenda sure wasn't. And they weren't employees who worked in the fish section or the deli. No. They were on the shelves.

They hadn't been on the shelves very long but in that short time they'd developed a considerably close friendship.

The chatted all day when the store was busy and at night when the store was closed. They talked about everything. The talked about what raw products they came from. The talked about their manufacturing processes. And they talked about the long routes in semi-trailers that brought them to this store.

Oddly enough the one thing they never made clear to one another was just what product each of them was.

One day when Brenda was commenting on their friendship she told Bob she was grateful for their amity. "Are you Tea?" said Bob, pekoe-ing her way. "I thought I was Tea". You're coffee!"

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