#7 – Gone with the Wind

https://lybrandt.com/93345-ivermectin-in-chickens-australia-87944/ I’ve been known to unintentionally voice some obnoxious thoughts at extremely unfortunate times. Until this morning I thought I’d kicked that particular habit.  But apparently not. 

undyingly go fish casino I had a court appearance scheduled in an unfamiliar rural county a long ways from metro Atlanta.   By the time I arrived at the far flung county seat,  my car was low on gas.  On the drive home, my fuel gauge read empty when I finally spotted a gas station. 

Tanggulangin soolantra price usa I pulled in at a pump next to a much-abused pickup truck from which a Confederate Flag proudly flew. Though I didn’t see the vehicle’s owner, as I stepped from the car my mind nonetheless jumped to an uncharitable — and admittedly stereotyped — conclusion: wish upon a jackpot unostentatiously Who’s the inbred hillbilly flying the Confederate Flag? And doesn’t he know the Civil War’s over and the South lost? https://casadoviolao.com/16-cat/casino_45.html  

Rūdarpur namoro isis valverde One moment later, before my hand could reach the gas pump, two large heavily-muscled men stood up from behind the pickup.  Neither gentleman particularly resembled a hillbilly as I imagined one; nor could I spot any obvious sign of a too-close relationship amongst their parents.    

I was about to silently offer thanks for not insulting them aloud when one of the men spoke:  “Mr., do you always go around offending strangers, or is this just our lucky day?”  The guy’s voice may’ve carried a southern accent, but he certainly didn’t sound like an illiterate yokel.  What he did sound like, however, was one supremely pissed individual. 

Meanwhile, the other man didn’t say a word.  He simply stared at me.  Frankly, I found his silent menace more unnerving. 

I felt bad, since I’d never meant to voice my anthropological observations.  Under normal circumstances, I would’ve offered to buy the men a conciliatory fruit basket.  Yet a single glance at the brooding pair convinced me that circumstances were anything but normal.  Not wishing to overstay my welcome, I
tossed off a quick “sorry,” hopped into my car and peeled out of the parking lot.  I heard the second guy belatedly open his mouth as I drove off, yelling at my retreating vehicle: “Down here we call it the ‘War of Northern Aggression.’” 

Needless to say, I had no chance to get gas before my hasty exodus.  I instead filled the tank at a station one town over … a couple of hours later, after the tow truck finally arrived.

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Long live the Confederacy?


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