Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Put a chicken on top of it.

Today we purchased a small candle holder at Marshall's to use in an interview set we were doing. The candle holder resembled an oil rig, or perhaps the Eiffel Tower, but it was very clearly, a candle holder. To make this matter even clearer, we also purchased a candle.

Here's a shot of the candle holder:



And here's a shot of the candle holder in action:



I give you these two images because I want you to understand why it struck me as funny when the checkout lady, a matronly woman in her forties, rang up the candle, grabbed the candle holder, looked at me, and said 'what the heck's this?'

'It's a candle holder. It's for the candle.'
'It looks like an oil rig.'
'Yeah, it does, that's why we like it. We also thought it looked a little like the Eiffel Tower.'
'Or an oil rig.'
'Yeah. Or an oil rig.'

The lady checked it through, handed it back to me, looked me in the eye, and said, 'It's a Texas thing. Put a chicken on top of it.'

I really, really, really don't know what that means.

6 Comments:

At January 04, 2007 2:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder what how she might have reacted if you said "YOU put a chicken on top of it." Not a very witty comback, I'll admit.

 
At January 04, 2007 5:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. The mind boggles, doesn't it?

 
At January 05, 2007 12:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um... Yo no se.

Beer can chicken?
Weather vain?
Rubber Chicken fire tower?

 
At January 05, 2007 11:10 AM, Blogger Erin said...

Is that a toilet paper roll on the coffee table to the left or just a really big candle?

 
At January 05, 2007 10:10 PM, Blogger Wyman said...

Uh, I forget. I think it's the candle.

 
At January 07, 2007 3:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You've got to teach those guys what to do with their hands. Given them mugs of chocolate until they can do it on their own. (Because I figure a cigarette isn't the effect they're after).

 

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