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Fun with cops

I got out of my car at a truck stop in Kentucky the other night, while travelling to the NC coast for Christmas with my family. Just ahead of me, a car pulled in and out stepped a guy with full blown, permed, shiny black mullet from the 80's. I think I actually have longer hair but I mostly keep mine in a pony tail to avoid the mullet comments. So mullet guy walks into the truck stop and buys a case of beer. He was already weaving so I don't think he needed the case of beer but at least his old lady was driving. Everyone in the truck stop store looks at mullet guy with not well concealed derision. When he walks out, the cop who seemed to be just leaning against the counter with his thumb up his butt says, "If I had hair like that, I'd never leave home!"

A second or two later, I walk past him, my pony tailed locks flowing in the breeze behind me. Now I am much taller than mullet man and outweigh him and the cop by a good 100 pounds so I hear the cop say, "Doh!" behind me as I bent down to get my Blue Raspberry Power Ade. When I look over at him, he is looking at his shoes and everyone has gotten quiet again.

I cheerfully take my purchase up to the counter and say "Howdy" to the cashier. Then I turn to the cop and ask, "hey, are there any good donut shops around here?" and just smile at him. When he looks at me very confused, I just say, "Merry Christmas." I hear snickers from some of the truckers in the booths behind me.

As I'm walking out, I can see he's still confused about the donut question. Oh how I love the South.

Wander

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green_noise
Dec. 24th, 2006 11:16 pm (UTC)
this story made me laugh out loud, thanks. :D

merry christmas to you.
wander
Dec. 25th, 2006 06:24 am (UTC)
And to you my friend. Glad I could entertain.

W
kittles
Dec. 24th, 2006 11:46 pm (UTC)
Not only can I tell you where the donut shop is, but I know what time the HOTNOW sign comes on. :p
wander
Dec. 25th, 2006 06:25 am (UTC)
Awesome. I didn't know they had Krispy Creme in Montana yet!

w
kittles
Dec. 25th, 2006 10:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah - we've had one in Billings for awhile (6 hours from here), but we just got one in Missoula about six months ago. John and I go there WEEKLY. :p
gnominclature
Dec. 25th, 2006 12:08 am (UTC)
YOU'RE THE FUCKING MAN :)
wander
Dec. 25th, 2006 06:26 am (UTC)
Well we try. I'm just glad the comment didn't piss him off. He could have radioed down the road and had me stopped. I think he must have been thinking over the donut comment for awhile though.

W
gnominclature
Dec. 25th, 2006 08:25 am (UTC)
Probably due to hunger :D
justkimu
Dec. 25th, 2006 12:24 am (UTC)
Ahhh...poor old Kentucky, we always get the jokes. Tara Conner sure isn't makin' it easy for us right now, either. Not that we needed any help, of course. ;)

Next time, ask where the coffee shop is - that will keep 'em guessin' for quite some time.


Enjoy your travels. =}
wander
Dec. 25th, 2006 06:28 am (UTC)
I actually really like Kentucky. I considered moving there when I was laid off. Though I've got a crazy stalker ex girlfriend in Berea so it might be a place to avoid. I'll try to come see you on the way back!

W
justkimu
Dec. 25th, 2006 01:14 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, stalker ex's...I have one in Bowling Green (KY).

It would be awesome if you could stop by, if even for a bit - will be home all week.

Kentucky is cool in so many ways -- the geography, the sacred sites, the history. However, sometimes, the people really cheese me off. ;)

Have a good trip.
redsgoddes
Dec. 25th, 2006 02:01 am (UTC)
LMFAO!!!!!!!!!! OMG! that RULED!
wander
Dec. 25th, 2006 06:29 am (UTC)
I enjoyed it and it seemed like the truckers did too.

W
kaersaij
Dec. 25th, 2006 02:36 am (UTC)
Sounds like one of my stories ~ ha!
wander
Dec. 25th, 2006 06:29 am (UTC)
You have to keep them on their toes.

W
brotherskeeper1
Dec. 25th, 2006 03:37 am (UTC)
LOL!
wander
Dec. 25th, 2006 06:31 am (UTC)
I thought of you tonight while I was attending Mass. I really like Catholic Church incense. You must have to be a priest to buy it because I've never found quite the same smell in other incense. If there is anthing I miss about no longer being Catholic, it's the incense and the singing of all the stanzas of the Christmas hymns.

W
brotherskeeper1
Dec. 25th, 2006 07:29 am (UTC)
Here is a link http://www.catholicsupply.com/churchs/incense.html and scroll down to "Cathedral Incense". Then look at the last item in that list called "Three Kings Incense". That is the traditional old incense used. I have it plus the charcoal it burns upon...but I only burn it outdoors, not now that I have just had the house painted. You don't need to be a priest to purchase this.
sextanika
Dec. 25th, 2006 01:56 pm (UTC)
heeheehee
ryl
Dec. 26th, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC)
You, sir, are The Man.

(Have another owl. I just read your post about the millions in your house. >:D )
wander
Dec. 27th, 2006 05:12 am (UTC)
Thanks! Are you working Wednesday? I thought about coming up in the afternoon for a visit.

Wander
ryl
Dec. 27th, 2006 01:57 pm (UTC)
I'll be running errands in the morning, but I should be around this afternoon. Be warned, the place is a mess.
wander
Dec. 27th, 2006 03:53 pm (UTC)
If you get this soon, give me a phone number. I probably have it in my old emails somewhere but I'd have to search it out. I need to find a good beer and wine store. Know where any are?

Wander
ryl
Dec. 27th, 2006 06:11 pm (UTC)
252.752.6648 and not really.
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