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So goes the weekend
Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:41 am


Often checking the bathroom mirror early in the morning can be a sobering experience. I am standing there and I am wondering, “Why is Willard Scott staring back at me, it is not my birthday!” So, as it was either get a haircut or a dog license, I chose to make the six mile drive to town.

Buell’s barbershop in El Reno, Oklahoma (small town America, the last vast great stronghold of good community living) is an interesting place on most days. A place where the patrons will request of the barber that he does not give them “a summer-time haircut, because it is still purty-nippy outside” and you can catch up on all the latest.

Where else could you hear about the guy in Texas who mistakenly used a loaded gun to scratch his back last Thursday and ended up shooting himself? He wasn’t unhappy though, according to the story teller.

His reason being; that day he had lots of gold-bond powder in his underpants.

Stepping outside, the cool air of a Saturday morning, feels a little bit different on the back of my recently shaved neck and head. The sign in the window reads, “You can have sexy hair, now only $10.95.”

Sucker born every minute, I know for a fact, that at age 62 sexy hair, most hair, is a thing of the past. I grow hair in my ears now, not on my head. Even the barber inquired, “You want me to trim those eyebrows?”

Evidently “One continuous eyebrow is no longer accepted as cool in America anymore.”

Snatching a big breath of country air, I venture out to the interstate for a quick snack of an Angus Burger at McDonalds. No visible sores on the kid, and his acme isn’t all that bad, I figure it is going to be a good day. In the corner and old man is busy cleaning tables, the new work from the cradle to the grave policy in American fast food joints is in effect. I get in line next to an old woman and fish out my money clip.

The elderly woman, small and frail, looks about 75 or 80 steps up to the counter and in a small voice says, “I would like a hamburger, small order of fries, and a small coke, please.” The kid behind the counter says, “You want cheese with that?”

She says, “I want a hamburger, small order of fries, and a small coke sonny.”

The kid looks at her and says, “You want a larger order of fries?” The old woman turns and looks at me and in a crisp voice inquires of me, “Am I speaking English?”

I reply, “Yes mama, yes you certainly are.”

She then tells the kid ONE MORE TIME … “I want a hamburger, small order of fries, and a small coke sonny. If’n I wanted cheese, I would’ve asked for a cheeseburger, if I wanted large fries I would have asked for large fries.”

Mr. future CEO then asks, “You want a large coke?”

The old lady turns to me one more time and says, “I must be invisible or something.” She then turns and walks out, in no apparent hurry, Mama shuffles off to the nearest exit, with I suppose, her ravenous appetite still in check.

The sad part about all this is … I know just how she feels on some days, bless her heart, and often I secretly wish that I could be just that ... Invisible. Taking it one step further, I bet you do too.

So goes the weekend.

BCO
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Re: So goes the weekend
Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:24 am


I love it BCO.......Keep em coming.
Two of my Grandaughters have written essays on life on the farm.I will get them to read some of your stuff.
Jim
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Re: So goes the weekend
Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:47 am


Hi Don,

A good one life story to start the sunday! Some days I also would like to be invisible...

;)
Julio & Julieta Pérez

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Re: So goes the weekend
Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:58 pm


Great story Don!

How about that, we have one of our own who has this talent! We are fortunate!
Becky & Paul Lawry
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Re: So goes the weekend
Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:03 pm


Hey Harvester sounds like a plan to me. Although I do not see a lot of what you call “edumaycashual” material in what I put up every now and then. But you are more than welcome to it.

Say … What was the final 2009 count on the "deer in the headlights?"
How many windshields.

Just curious.

BCO
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Re: So goes the weekend
Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:04 pm


busdriver58 wrote:Hi Don,

A good one life story to start the sunday! Some days I also would like to be invisible...

;)


Find any storage for your coach?

I hope so.

Thanks for the comment Amigo

BCO
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Re: So goes the weekend
Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:05 pm


Dreamscape wrote:Great story Don!

How about that, we have one of our own who has this talent! We are fortunate!


Thanks Paul, don’t have a lot to offer other than a story every now and then. But I will share what it is that I have, just throw it out there and see if the cat will lick it up, or something like that.

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