Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tobacco and Nascar!

I've written extensively (ad nauseum) about my long work commute. The best way to get to and from my office is to stay on the interstate highways, set the cruise control and mindlessly prod along until I reach my destination. It saves time and money over the long run and that's fine by me. However, sometimes I just cannot stand to go the same way so I veer off the familiar paths to some of the lesser traveled roads and streets across Indianapolis.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

(from The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost)
Such was my journey to work today and I'm not sure if it "made all the difference" but it did produce a great picture and blog post fodder thanks to my handy Motorola Razr mobile phone...

You see, it's a store and they sell, TOBACCO & NASCAR. I stopped long enough to snap this picture, but I may need to make another run in this direction to see what's actually inside. It sort of reminds me of my favorite strip malls that offer seperate stores for check cashing, firearms and liquor all in one convenient location. I've blogged about similar things here (Karate Guns Tanning) and here (Fireworks Stand Marketing 101), if you're interested.

As long as I'm quoting some of the best, well-known poetry of Western Civilazation in this post, it's only appropriate that I leave you with the words of former Nascar driver and now NASCAR television analyst, Darrel Waltrip...

Boogity! Boogity! Boogity!


Hunnybee said...

What! They don't sell live bait too? You should go back and see what's in there. This post reminds me of a store that used to be in business in our town called "Just Golf". My husband and I had endless fun imagining the many things we could call the store to ask if they sell..."Uh..you sell hockey sticks? Rollerblades? Wha 'bout fishin' poles?" And no, it *doesn't* take much to amuse us. Not much at all.

Big Doofus said...

Then you guys would love this store. the next time you're in Indy, be sure to take a stroll down West Morris Street.