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Page 95 - "Who do You Think You Are? Johnny Abbass"?

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1991/8/1 (172 reads)

going to be able to do anything. And you • re going to have him just on the ropes. But go ahead, if that's what you want to do. But see, I'm just trying to make sure you get what you want- - that's not going to get you what you want, if you get Mr. Abbass upset. 'Cause he can't do any more for you. 'Cause whatever he's going to tell you he's going to do, I'm going to do it for you. So if I do it for you without him hearing about it, Ray Fahey, while a photographer for Abbass Studio, took this award-winning photograph of a man lowered to the waterswept decl< of the fishing dragger Gulf Gull, February 1972, at Hummicky Point near Louisbourg. everybody's happier." I used to have a picture, my brother (George) there with the Santa Glaus outfit on. Well, what we used to do, about a week before Christmas. He'd get dressed up as Santa Glaus. I'd take him around. We'd have a bag with gifts in it from Santa Glaus. We'd drop into the different stores uptown. We'd see the manager--and I'd say, "Come on over and say hello to Santa Claus." The guy'd, you know, get really-- they wouldn't know who Santa Claus was. They'd ask me, "Who is it?" I said, "What do you mean, asking who it is? That's San? ta Glaus! You don't ask who he is. Can't you tell?" Said, "Gee whiz." So anjrway. This evening I had him up on Charlotte Street. And we were driving down Charlotte Street. And the policeman was directing traffic there at Pitt and Char? lotte. So he had the traffic stopped. So I made a right turn on Pitt Street. He blew the whistle and came after me. He'd been directing the traffic up Pitt Street, and turning left. Well, I didn't think there was any problem, me turning right on Pitt Street, off of Charlotte. So he came over and he stopped me. He said, "Who do you think you are?" He said, "Didn't you see me directing traffic there?" I said, "Look," I said, "you were pulling the traffic down Charlotte Street from your left." I said, "All we did was make a right turn." And with that, my brother George got mad. (The policeman) said, "Who the hell are you!" I said, "Hey, be quiet, Santa Claus." So he turned around, and he made us go down to the police station. And he is? sued a ticket at the police station. And he asked me, "What's your name?" I said, "My name is Johnny Abbass." He said, "What's your name?" Restaurants • Seafood • Crafts Visit our newly expanded premises. Enjoy delicious food and the breathtaking view of St. Ann's Bay. Full menu selection offered. (Visa. Master Card, American Express accepted) Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fully Licensed Trans Canada Highway at St. Ann's, Exit 11, Cabot Trail 295-3100 Member of Taste of Nova Scotia Ron May Pontiac 147 Prince Street Sydney 539-6494 Hawkesbury Pontiac GhAC TRUCKS 46 Paint Street ' Port Hawkesbury 625-3280 FRONT END ALIGNMENT ~ AIR CONDITIONING SPECIALISTS NEW & USED -- SALES - SERVICE - LEASING -- DAILY RENTAL 95
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