“We got hosed, Tommy!” Lori said to me and sat down on a bench, exhausted from a long day exploring cenotes (underground lakes) and the pyramids at Chichen Itza.
We’d just missed the ferry from Playa del Carmen back to Cozumel and had to wait another hour for the next ferry. That wouldn’t seem so bad, unless you consider that we’d been traveling around the Yucatán Peninsula since 6 in the morning and it was now 10.
“I know Tommy, let’s go get drinks.”
We left my parents at the dock and joined the guys at a nearby bar for a cold beer.
For the rest of the trip, Lori and I repeated the phrase several times and even addressed each other as Tommy. My mom was confused.
“Qué es eso de Tommy?”
We couldn’t remember where we’d heard the phrase. I kept thinking it had something to do with The Rugrats due to the toddler in the blue shirt named Tommy.
I repeated the phrase recently to Alan when we got duped in to taking an unnecessary cab ride to the Neon Museum in Las Vegas.
“Huh? Where is that from?” he asked.
“I don’t know… I think it’s from Rugrats. Maybe I should check.”
A few weeks later, I finally got around to a quick Google search. Mystery solved thanks to YouTube.
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