Thursday, April 08, 2010
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Tonight I went out on the town with my friend Josh. We did it up really big tonight! We went out to eat at the Rock Store BBQ. Delicious! We then busted the budget with a $1.50 movie. We saw Mel Gibson's Edge of Darkness... completely predictable but good acting, good plot, and some nice fight scenes. Finally, we went to a bar in Mint Hill to play a little pool.
The funny thing was I used to pass this bar everyday on the way to school on 218. It was O'Neil's bar and I think it opened in the late 80's. I felt like I was in the middle of a Pearl Jam song. The lady behind the counter looked very familiar and I couldn't place her. Finally I said to Josh "I can't remember where I know her." Finally the conversation went like this:
me: How long have you live here?
her: All my life!
me: I haven't been back to Mint Hill in a while, I you are very familiar to me.
her: What school did you go to?
me: Clear Creek, Bain, Northeast, Independence.
her: Oh what year did you graduate.
her: shit, I graduated in 1984 so thanks for making me feel old.
me: sorry, where have you worked.
her: hell everywhere, I drove a bus for six years, worked at Tryon House, many places around town.
me: bus 27? Is your name Wilson?
her: 327! I loved that bus, I think it was the best one they ever built.
I love small town living sometimes. We both got a big kick. If you had told me 22 years ago I would be in a bar shooting pool and my bus driver would serve me a beer, I would ask you what beer tasted like.
Posted by Jon at 12:26 AM