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Inked, Trimmed and Full o' Metal

Updated on February 12, 2011
Inked, Trimmed and Full o' Metal, rickzimmerman 2010
Inked, Trimmed and Full o' Metal, rickzimmerman 2010

Meet Brandon Futterman of Davenport, Iowa (or BFD!, as Brandon is occasionally fond of shouting).

Brandon is — and has been, for the last 7-1/2 years — Manager of the Children’s Shoe Department of Gordman’s Department Store, 3860 Elmore Avenue. Not only that, but Brandon is — and has been, for each of the last 7 years — Employee of the Year at Gordman’s, due to his professional demeanor, high sales volume, impeccable hygiene, excellent customer service responses, and innovations like the ‘Baby Brannock’, a shoe-size calibrator he designed especially for the Infant-to-Toddler age group.

Brandon resides in the remodeled knotty-pine-paneled basement of his parents’ split-level ranch on East 8-1/2 Street near Pershing Avenue, adjacent to the Palmer College of Chiropractic. (Brandon is, in fact, considering developing a ½-credit-hour night course for the College on ‘The Chiropractic of Children’s Feet’.)

Commuting to work each day, six days a week and half a day on Sunday, in his pale blue 1986 Ford Taurus, Brandon arrives with his standard lunch of two egg-salad sandwiches — lovingly made the night before by Mrs. Fiona Futterman, Brandon’s doting Mom — a plum, and a can of Diet Crème Soda Faygo (from which Brandon shakes out all the fizz before drinking).

A guy’s got to rebel somehow, right?  

East 8-1/2 Street and Pershing Avenue, Davenport, IA:
Pershing Ave & E 8 1/2 St, Davenport, IA 52803, USA

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    • rickzimmerman profile imageAUTHOR

      Rick Zimmerman 

      8 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Still Brandon Futterman of Davenport, Iowa, but with a new alter-ego of SCUGG! (Scary Urban Goth Guy!)

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      8 years ago

      ... I wonder who this man really is now after all the 'tattoing', 'inking' and 'heavy metalling' :-)

    • rickzimmerman profile imageAUTHOR

      Rick Zimmerman 

      8 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      How can he make any of the little kiddies cry, when most of them look even scarier than he does? :D

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      Christina M. Castro 

      8 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      Too Bad we don't have a shoe sales place like that in Baltimore, I would have been there for my kids' Shoes for sure. But here's a ? for you. Has he ever accidentally made any little kiddies cry? Let's hope he gives out balloons or candy. :D


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