Oh, Hey, Hi'ya, Howdy!
Ok, gonna go on a bit of a ramble here.
I live in Texas. We eat out a lot in Texas. I love when I go into a restaurant and hear music that is NOT country music. This is actually rare, though. I don't expect to hear hard core rock, (would be awesome though lol), but just because this is Texas, don't assume that 100% of your customers are big ol country music fans.
I am not. I SO am not.
Please allow me a moment to dispel several myths about living in Texas.
1. No, we don't all listen to country music. For the love of *insert deity of choice here,* can ya give me a damn break with the whiny, tear in yer beer, gotta crush on yer cousin twangy ass country music while I'm trying to eat?! Just stop. STOP IT!!! I mean, mix it up at least...Please! Nothing wrong with a little variety? (Just hold the rap. K'thanks!) Unless it's "Texas Roadhouse" or any Barbecue joint. There, I am prepared and expect to hear the twangy tunes.
2. No, we don't all drive a Ford/Chevy/GMC Pickup Truck.
3. No, we don't all own a Pickup Truck of any kind. (Although O and I do own a truck, it's a sporty "racing" style. Not country. And no gun rack. LOL!)
4. No, we don't all wear cowboy boots. I don't even and have never ever owned a pair. And I will never own a pair. I don't have a problem with them, they're just not for me.
5. No, we don't all wear cowboy hats. (See # 4 above)
I do, however, remember when I very first moved here. As soon as I drove across the state line into Texas, I was passed on the left by a big ol pickup truck being driven by a man with a handlebar mustache & wearing a big ol cowboy hat. It might have even been a 10 gallon hat, but probably not. But I remember just cracking up. I dunno why it struck me funny, but it just did. I was all like, "Welcome to Texas y'all!" LOL!
6. No, we don't all have horses. I have, however, had a horse. But that was when I lived in Georgia. And yes, I have seen someone get served in a drive thru, while on horseback.
7. No, we're not all rich from the oil industry. Shew, I wish!
8. No, we're not all Ranchers, or Ranch Hands. Or Farmers. But we do have plenty of them here, and thank heavens for them too. I am a carnivore, and I do enjoy the price of beef here. And I also love that, every day, driving to or from our home, I get to see cows, longhorns, even some goats and donkeys. And guinea hens sometimes too. And horses. Always horses.
9. No, we don't all have big ol gigantic, huge hair. I have, in my lifetime, had big big hair. But again, I lived in Georgia. And it was the 80's, and everyone had big hair. I'm convinced the ladies of the 80's are responsible for the hole in the ozone layer, with all that AquaNet Aerosol Hairspray we used.
10. We don't all say "Howdy" or "Pod'ner". But I do occasionally like to say Howdy. Obviously.
There are many, many things I have enjoyed about living in Texas. Which is a good thing, since I've lived in Texas longer than I've lived anywhere else. But that's another post for another time.
God Bless Texas.
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