Today we also honor Mr. Gus Chiggins, voted Most Cantankerous Walker of 2018.
Gus has now taken home the prize every year since its inception (2008).
I sat down with Gus for an interview (Executive Committee ordered me to, I know Gus)
DS: Gus, congratulations. How’s it feel to be selected the grumpiest WWAD’er in the US for 9 years running?
GC: It’s 10, you moron.
DS: <deep breath> What do you plan to do with your award Gus?
GC: Same thing I did with the other 9 – he stares right through me, smiling.
DS: <deeper breath> Gus, I’m sorry. There’s a question I’ve always been dying to ask you. You’ve grunted at, laughed at, pinched, poked, ridiculed, snorted at and even spit at other walkers…and their dogs. You’ve made it pretty clear that you don’t like other people. Is that fair?
GC: That’s fair
DS: Gus, let me ask. Why on earth do you drive 15 miles every Saturday to meet and walk with your group?
GC: Boy, are you stupid?
Your momma drop you on your head when you was little?
Gigglesnort. Gigglesnort. You a doctor, ain’t ye?
GC: Well what in THE he** do you not understand? Walking treats cancer
. I HATE cancer. I shouldn’t have to tell you your business, but you should too son.
DS: That seems hard to believe
GC: EXCUSE ME?!
DS: I said, Is that mustard on your sleeve?
GC: Boy, I think you may have a screw loose?
DS: I’ve heard that. Congratulations to you Gus.
*You may have recognized Gus’ name as he was in the Best Unaired SNL Skit in History. Disclaimer: They use the ‘B’ word. Here’s the video