'The Livin' Ain't Easy


Ken Stiggers

Miss Doodle Mae: "At Jojo's Discount Dollar Store, we have done our best to stay cool, calm and collected in the heat of this summer. Brother Hustle (part-time sales associate and Juicy Juice on Ice vendor) came through in the clutch by providing complimentary ice-cold, lemon-lime flavored drinks for our thirsty customers. The 'What to the Slave of the Minimum Wage is the 4th of July Sale' was a hit, thanks to our dedicated staff and loyal customers. Congratulation goes to Chief Crazy Brotha for producing the re-enactment of Frederick Douglass' 1852 4th of July Speech. Also, Scooby 'Angry Black Man' Rastus captivated our customers with a convincing portrayal of Frederick Douglass.

"Now, it's time to get ready for 'Back to School' and 'Labor Day.' Jojo commissioned Chief Crazy Brotha and the Ghetto Science Team Repertory Theatre to perform scenes from the George Gershwin musical 'Porgy and Bess' in aisle 7 and 1/2. Nevertheless, the artistically clever Chief Crazy Brother moved one step ahead of Jojo. He had already written a satirical, modern-day version of Gershwin's musical titled 'Summertime and the Livin' Ain't Easy.' Jojo immediately approved the concept and the catchy title.

"So, it looks like Jojo's Discount Dollar Store will introduce more art, culture, entertainment, critical thinking and savings to the Ghetto Science Community with the 'Summertime and the Livin' Ain't Easy Back to School and Labor Day Sale.'

"Please come and enjoy the rest of your summer at Jojo's Discount Dollar Store where everything is still a dollar."


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