Monday, June 1, 2009

a true story.

I was working the Keith Urban concert on Saturday, and I had to run to the gas station to grab a few things for back stage. I made my purchases and walked back outside to get into my car when I heard someone shout "I SAY-ED SCOO ME WHITE GIRL !!" Hmmm... I turned around to see something like this glaring at me...

I shielded my eyes from the sun's reflection off of the gold outlining her front tooth and politely reply "Yes mam, Can I help you?" She just stared at me for a minute and then said "Lemme ax you a qwerstion. Were Wheela at?" All of the possibilities of who or what Wheeler could be were rushing through my mind, and I wasn't positive that I had correctly deciphered what she said so I quickly replied "pardon me?" She repeated herself and all I could think of was the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge. She didn't exactly look like the bird watching type though, and as I was scouring my brain for other alternatives, she said "Wheela... the jail... I gots ta go see my Boo." Yep. She had given Madison County's correctional facility a name and was shamelessly asking for directions to get there. Sometimes I seriously feel like the South is a world of its own and I am an alien wandering its streets.

6 comments:

Momma Kaye said...

You need to come and visit us in Idaho. Take those cute children to the Old Faithful Gyser and let them meet their old Uncle Ben and Aunt Kaye. What a beautiful family.

Sandy said...

Ha ha haa ha ha, Lol, girl, you should talk to Janice, she has several tenants that talk like that. Too funny, when Stephen was on his mission in Chicago, let's just say there were good parts and bad parts of the city. Anyway, these dudes would say to him...on the train and in the hood...hey...hey... Let me ast u a quesion... giv me a dolla...Elder McAllister being the good polite southern boy that he is, said, excuse me sir?? giv me a dolla! He said Sir I don't have any money, but I can give you something better than money, the bread of life that costs no money at all... then Stephen would try to hand him a BoM..to the other guy's reply was... I can't eat no book and he would walk away! I'm probably not getting the words just right, but you get the picture.

Sandy said...

PS: I am totally Jealous. We tried to win tickets, but didn't. I really like him.

Jessica said...

hahaha Oh man.
I sure do miss being back at home!
I can understand that lingo pretty well, when people out here would have no clue what was being said.
Wheela--- oh goodness :)

Charlotte said...

HA HA HA! Oh no.... I totally empathize with you! How funny.

Sarah said...

Did she really look like Bon Qui Qui????
awkward!!!