37. Bathtub Blues

A middle-aged man with a long beard was by the police for disorderly conduct and property . “More charges might be added later,” said a officer.
The man, identified as Bill Wild, checked the Motel Five last night about an hour sunset. Telling the clerk that he would be four nights, he paid cash in advance. He asked her where a grocery store was. She that the nearest grocery store was John-Johns, which only two blocks away.
The police said that went to John-Johns and purchased three gallons of and four gallons of chocolate syrup. The checker him what the occasion was. He replied, “I’m to become a sweeter person.” The checker smiled the joke.
Wild drove back to the motel. opened all seven containers and poured them into bathtub. He added warm water to the mix. he placed his boom box on the bathroom next to the tub. He tuned the radio an opera station. He got undressed, hopped into tub, and started singing loudly with the music.
minutes later, the lodgers in the room next phoned the clerk. She banged on Wild’s door, he kept singing. She phoned his room, but didn’t answer. Then she called the police, who quickly.
“Well, at least he paid in advance,” the clerk. “That money will help pay for plumber.” The bathtub drain was completely clogged. The remained full of chocolate and honey.
“You just know about people,” said the clerk. “He seemed nice and friendly. Who’d have thought he was bathtub-singing nut?” The police said this was the time that Wild had been arrested for this of behavior.