What Happens When You Have a Gun, But No Place Left to Carry It?
June 29, 2009 at 7:14PM
I spent the weekend in West Tennessee, visiting friends and causing havoc (you can, unless [image-1]you're my Mom, read all about it here). I talked to a lot of folks in a lot of bars and restaurants and gas stations...No, I take that back.I talked with few folks in bars and restaurants, because there were few folks in those bars and restaurants. The interstate was busy and whoever is running Loretta Lynn's Dude Ranch needs to be brought here by car to testify before the State Legislature, because the Pilot at that exit was busier than anything I've ever seen. I had to wait to park, wait to go to the bathroom, wait to buy my Diet Dr Pepper, and wait to get out the door to get back to my car, and the woman at the cash register said it's been like that all summer.Everyone in the goddamn universe seems to want to go to Loretta Lynn's Dude Ranch and you can tell the locals are happy to have folks come and spend money and keep them employed.I know we can't do anything about it this year, but how about next year we just change the name of this place to Loretta Lynn's Dude Ranch and State of Tennessee, put those folks in charge, and those of us who don't have jobs can get work selling beer to tourists.Shoot, if that's too much for one country legend to handle, we can split the state in two and give half of it to Loretta Lynn and the other half to Dolly Parton and we'll all go work for them.