12 July 2010

"I said yeah! yeah! yeah! Atlanta, got to get back to you" --Little Feat

What up, Blog Monkeys?

I've missed you. My bad.*

Just came back from a trip to Georgia. A few thoughts from the trip.

My latest conspiracy theory...

Am I the only one that thinks the airlines pump drugs through the air system to keep us docile on flights? Think about it. Much like the surgeon will chat about meaningless stuff with you while you're slowly losing consciousness, the stews talk to you about flight safety while the drugs are kicking in. As if flight safety was a real thing. *derisive snort* Totally filler, right? Just a distraction until your eyelids get to that appropriate droop. And then, then! towards the end of the flight, there's always that sudden whoosh of air through those nozzles and your fog starts to clear. What were they pumping through before that? Hmmmm? See what I mean? I'm not complaining, mind you. It helps with the tedium. Plus, I like the talking squirrels. I'm just waiting to see how they'll charge us for it.

On Southern pleasantries...

Me: You know they greet you when you walk into stores here.
Hubs: Yes.
Me: It's like they're letting you know they see you; they're watching you.
Hubs: Don't try anything.
Me: Exactly.

Because, carpet-bagging, fast-talking, northernish type that I am, I wouldn't just assume they're being friendly. Even though, that's probably exactly what they're doing.

Just to throw me off.

Question du jour uno: Ever start a rumor just to see how far it'll go?

Question du jour dos: Is Piggly Wiggly the best name for a store ever?

* I'd explain how I've been wanting to post lately but haven't had time but then I'd be one of those lame bloggers who posts about not having time to post. We hate those people, right?


suicide_blond said...

truth is..i get a little homesick whenever someone says "piggly wiggly"

Mike said...

"how they'll charge us"

They were picking your pocket while you were knocked out.

Mac and Cheese said...

That depends on what they actually sell at the Piggly Wiggly.

Lori @ RRSAHM said...

Piggly Wiggly? that's a store name? really? What crack are you Americans on?

And, to answer the questions back to front, no, never. But now I am sorely tempted to....

Cyndy said...

I always thought the Piggly Wiggly was the cutest name for a grocery store. It always made me think of pulled pork barbecue and that the wiggly pigglies were probably the ones who had escaped that fate. And I vaguely remember a cartoon pig being part of the logo.

One of the culture shock things it took me a while to get used to when I went to college way down south was how every single person would say "hey" when they approached me on the sidewalk whether they knew me or not. Until I realized they were just saying hello, it would kind of startle me and I would think "hey, what?" because hey and hi had two different meanings back in the olden days in DC.

Gilahi said...

I've heard that there was once a planned merger between Piggly Wiggly, Harris Teeter and Big Apple grocery stores, but the plan fell through when the best name they could come up with was "Big Wiggly Teeter".

Liebchen said...

I've actually always wanted to start a rumor, just to see, but I couldn't come up with anything believable. But maybe I'll start plotting again...

Herb of DC said...

I was working on snarky but can't top Gilahi. FTW!

annie said...

My sister was on a business trip in South Carolina and stopped to pick up some groceries and signed up for a Piggly Wiggly club card just to get the little key fob.

I have never felt docile during a flight. Probably because I always have the middle seat and no armrest and if that little old lady elbows me again, so help me god! ... maybe I need to drink more whilst flying

Barbara said...

Piggly Wiggly is infinitely better than Hoggly Woggly. We shopped at a Piggly Wiggly which gave Green Stamps when I was growing up. I have fond memories of chewing 1-cent bubble gum while I sat in the comic book aisle and my mother did her grocery shopping. That store is probably a mega-pawnshop today...

I swore off rumors a while back, so no I don't.

P.S. Don't ever trust a southerner. It's a sickly sweet veneer, made sweeter by sweet tea with lemon.

Brutalism said...

Love "piggly wiggly" and "wa wa" convenience stores...both are southern treasures.

lacochran's evil twin said...

suicide_blond: It is a tear jerker.

Mike: Even they couldn't get into that cramped space in those tiny seats.

Mac and Cheese: Both Piggly *and* Wiggly.

Lori: Hand to god.

Cyndy: And why are they saying hey if they're strangers? Too friendly, by golly.

Gilahi: Where's a rim shot when you need one?

Liebchen: Or feel free to spread this one.

Herb of DC: He's a card, he is.

annie: The little old ladies with the bony elbows are the worst!

Barbara: Even if I married him?

Brutalism: Plus with WaWa you can pronounce it like a sound effect for something going wrong: WAH-wa.

Bowie Mike said...

Big Wiggly Teeter! Ha. I have a friend that once said that he would rather live among the unfriendly northerners where it is clear who his friends are than to live in the south where everyone is friendly and it's not clear who your real friends are. That's his theory.