I run an album shop. Yesterday, this cool customer with a shaven head, black sunglasses, and a neck chain walked into my shop. (I don't know his name, so let's just call him X.) One look told everything. Rich and cool.
But, X looked kind of familiar. I've many rich and cool friends, so it's very possible that he's one of them. And my memory's too dull. I'd to ask him myself.
I walked up to X and had a weird conversation.
Me: Hey, dude! I'm Shan. What's the name?
X (eyes widened as if in surprise): Pau...erm...paper. Give me a piece of paper.
Me (digging my pockets for a paper and then handing him): Here ya go.
At this point, X went to the counter and started writing stuff in the paper. He then handed it to me, proud and grinning — "Read."
My forehead crinkled in confusion. What I read was even weirder:
The name's not Cauliflower. I hate the vegetable like hell.
In this age of iEverything, he doesn't have an iFlower.
As the cat's pr-position is a hyped tale, it will not be taken into consideration, so will not the matter of the cat's rest.
The pea is in his front. What a cool star!
This time I got mad. Who the hell did he think he was?
Me: I said NAME!!!
X (with a ridiculous grin): Told ya, told ya...
Me: STOP! What the hell are you?
X (handing me yet another piece of paper): Read this man.
Me: I don't want to know, man. I don't like riddles. I just want to know what your friends call you.
X: Sandwiched between tin's shorthand, a sin without individuality,
is a magic letter and then the very beginning — it's a distortion
of your typical animal-lover's Logan, dear Shan.
And he walked out the shop. This was the end of our conversation. But my questions were left unanswered. This man looks so hauntingly familiar, so please help this poor guy out.
Who was this man? What's his full name? What does this man do?
If you're wondering what's in his second note, here you go:
- First half has the beginning for the middle. It's when you sing without singing. And it's what you do to someone's knuckles when you're feeling particularly volcanic.
- Second half is nearly a reverse, with a different middle. Serves as an alternative to each.
- Vow and take a well — well, make a list of all that. Don't forget to order.
- First for the first. Second for the second. Don't mix up — they are different. And I'm talking about middles.
- The start of the first half is what you get at 18. It's the end too.
- Retreat by two steps and you have the last and first of the halves.
- The word you form defines the performer of a form of music.