Thursday, May 29, 2014

:: When You Gotta Go--


The first weekend in May—I told you about the 2nd house we bought…


But I don’t think I told the funny thing that happened to us on the way home.

This great buy, from Craig’s List was located, what may as well have been half-way around the world—it was in Ft.Worth—Watauga to be exact. Even “the way the crow flies”, was a great distance.

Honey, had done the deed- he had taken the top floor rooms and roof off the doll house with his pocket knife—Oh! how I cringed. But it had to be done.

We made our way back to the freeway—which in my opinion has never been FREE. This particular Freeway—Hwy 183 that travels through Dallas and Ft. Worth has for the past 25 years been in a state of PERPETUAL CONSTRUCTION!  If you’ve ever traveled that high-way…then you know.  I personally have family that has lived out there since my nephew was a wee-lad and he is grown now with a family of his own—enough already!

Back to my story—The Honey says, lets stop at a gas station and use the bathroom before we get back into that traffic and we’ll get us a cold drink too. I’m all for that—stopping to ‘GO’. He says this just as we approach a light and have missed the turn in to the gas station.  I said, ‘let’s just stop at the next one’ – not a problem.

Next Gas station

restaurant and gas-really


We pull in, and since we don’t need gas he pulls up to the building.

I tell him, “I don’t think they’re open.”

He says, “yeah, they are?”  (questioning himself)

Me:  “Nope, don’t think so”

Then a family walks out the door—A Dad and two kids.

Honey:  “There, see?  Told you.”

Still leery—we get out.

Go to the door- walk inside.

Ladies and gentlemen—I kid you not.  I WISH I HAD TAKEN PICTURES.

Inside, there is a huge poster of Bob Marley

bob marley

There were also clothing racks with T-shirts. I CAN NOT tell you what was on them.

The far wall was nothing but refrigerators FULL OF COLD DRINKS.





cold drink cooler

Near that wall was a menu chalkboard sort of like this one…

menu marquee

Only it said that BREAKFAST WAS BEING SERVED AND LISTED THOSE SPECIALS. (I know, because Honey read it out loud)

To the left of that was a podium—and tall, lean young man with barely there facial hair, and a pony-tail was standing there; dressed in All-black with a button down collar and asked

“Just two?” as he extended his hand with what I can only assume were menus.

Seriously, I thought I was being PUNKED!!!

“Is someone filming this?”

This is where Honey, read the menu OUT LOUD.

I looked at the young man and without batting an eye, I said,

“I have to pee. I thought this was a gas station.”

At that point—I think HE THOUGHT HE WAS BEING PUNKED.  He did a 360° turn very slowly and then pointed and told me where the bathrooms were. (thru, what we now call the diner

To which, I said…politely, “No thank you, we’ll stop at the next one.” 
It was really strange.

We went outside and I looked --

restaurant and gas-shades pulled

It doesn’t say – to my shock- CHECK POINT. It says CHEF POINT. OH! and the shades were pulled --the whole reason for the confusion to begin with!

restaurant and gas 2-really

The pumps appear to be operational, except for the one in the center there, it has an ‘out of gas’ baggie on it. But the others looked genuine.

Instead, We stopped at Jack in the Box and got a coke with ice (which is way better in my opinion) and a couple of sandwiches.

We still laugh about this story—I get tickled thinking about it. I just happened to find these pictures in my file… chuckling I had to tell y’all !  Writing this post took longer than the whole affair… In fact, I could probably write a book on funny bathroom stories—alone. I have a few!  But, I would imagine—AS most of us have to use the facilities on a regular basis—WE PROBABLY ALL HAVE SOME FUNNY STORIES TO TELL.  So I’ll spare you. No need to thank me, really.   :)

I snapped these of CHEF POINT, as we were driving away…LAUGHING – QUITE OUT-LOUD too! Laughing at the thought of Honey and I aging to the point that we don’t read signs FULLY.

We don’t mince words—especially, when we gotta go!

We also…don’t mind a good laugh, even if it’s at our own expense!

Til next time, Be Blessed!

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. ~ Philippians 4:8


White Lace and Promises said...

Funny! And I honestly thought this was a real house. I thought, I see the potential but I sure hope they have a lot of money. Did you see the movie, Money Pit?

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NanaDiana said...

Pat- THAT is absolutely HYSTERICAL! OMGosh- Who would ever think? I wonder how much traffic they get and how many people think it is a working gas station and convenience store? It is almost kind of creepy! Glad you got a laugh out of it.

I cringed when I heard about the roof coming off with a jack knife, too- xo Diana

My Repurposed Life said...

hhahahaha too funny! glancing at the pic, I thought it said check point too! :)

thanks for sharing your funny story with us Patricia!


Mick said...

My gosh what a tale! I'm not a country bumpkin, but metroplex "hipster" places like those make me weary of stopping anywhere! Haha