After watching Clerks II again tonight, I felt that I could follow up my original memoir of the movie, not where my life felt perfect but it was just one of those moments that as Charlie Sheen would say was “Winning!”
Being the Jersey kids me and my friends were, we decided to road trip one summer day to Kevin Smith’s Comic Shop and the original Quick Stop.
The moment that stands out for me is when we were walking around the Quick Stop my friend jabs me in the back with his fist and makes a motion to something behind him.
I look back and I see a middle-aged woman on her knees in front of the milk refrigerator…looking through all the milks trying to find the one with the longest time until expiration date. For those that don’t know, this was a joke made in both Clerks I and II, and for it to be happening at the actual Quick Stop was enough to make the trip more than worth it. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get a photograph of the “milk maid” as they are called in the movies, but I will never forget that image in my head.