A few minutes ago I drove to my nearby Wal-Mart Supercenter to get some vittles. Vittles means food items.
My route to Wal-Mart goes down a 4 lane boulevard called John T. White Road. It's got a wide median between the lanes.
This afternoon there were 3 amigos riding their horses on the John T. White Road median.
Is median the right word? My brain is being fuzzy right now.
The horse on the right was way too frisky, darting back and forth. I was concerned the horse would dart out on the road.
I remember previous recessions, recessions that were supposedly not as bad as the current one. During the previous recessions you would notice a big difference in customers in stores, as in way fewer of them. This afternoon Wal-Mart was a madhouse of people buying stuff, carts loaded. I do not remember a previous recession where I would see so many people yapping away on cell phones. Seems a luxury, like a cell phone, would be the first thing to go when times get tough. I guess cell phones have become a necessity, not a luxury. How could one get by not being able to call from Wal-Mart to ask what brand of beans to buy?
Speaking of things to buy. Wal-Mart had a big stack of Turkey Fryers Sets and Peanut Oil by the frozen foods. Do Turkey Fryer Sets show up in stores up north these days? Are they on the west coast? I'd never heard of frying a turkey or a Turkey Fryer til I came to Texas.
Click here to read everything I've learned about frying a turkey.