Yeah I still have stuff to talk about on the trip.
I like to kid people sometimes. Not relentlessly or anything like that but mild teasing! My wife has a few things that she does that bring this out in me. One of them is when she says wash, she pronounces it warsh. Don’t get me wrong, I have a lot of friends from southern states so she isn’t the first one to take the brunt of my attack on this one.
Anyway, we stopped on the upper tip of Arkansas at a restaurant called the Apple Barrel. I figured with a name like that it couldn’t be too bad! I was wrong. Anyway, we get in there and order our drinks and the waitress goes away for awhile. She finally comes back but she is empty handed. She explains to us that it has been busy and all the glasses are dirty, “As soon as we get some warshed, I’ll get your drinks”. I looked at my wife and burst into laughter, I then commented that she was in her element here. She actually laughed too, thank God.
We also stopped at a gas station just before we got into Arkansas that caught my attention. Not so much that it was in the middle of nowhere technically speaking, not even that fact that they didn’t have card readers on the pumps. It was a little mom and pop outfit so I forgave that. What really got my attention was the sign on the door that said, among other things:
If you don’t have shoes
If you don’t have a shirt
If you have to pull up your pants in order to walk
go back to your car and get dressed!
For some reason that made me laugh for quite awhile. Yeah the guy working there was a bit of a redneck, but at least he had his priorities straight.
We also stopped at a convenience store and a man approached us as we were leaving and asked me if I was a Pastor. I said no and what made him think that. He pointed at the cross around my neck. Apparently no one in Arkansas wears a cross? Well except for their pastors.
Alright, thats it for now.