Friday, June 1, 2007

Only the 3-1-5-ers . . .

Here's how it works in our little corner of western NY: Rochester and its surrounding suburbs are in Monroe county and the 585 area code . . . us country folk east of the city are in Wayne county and the 315 area code. And even though our area code stretches all the way to Syracuse, being a 315-er is synonymous with being a hick. The 315-er jokes and stereotypes are as rampant as blonde jokes, I tell you . . . everything from the mandatory pick-up truck with gun rack and Nascar sticker, to the toothless residents with toilet seats and broken down cars in the front yard of their double wide !

Since we live very close to the county line, things are relatively "normal" in our neck of the woods . . . or so I thought ! On a recent trip to the TOPS supermarket down the street, I found this little lawn ornament . . .


Just a normal little man tending to his garden on one side . . . but on the other . . .


. . . a lovely display of "plumber butt" (or however you like to refer to it !) Apparently even the garden ornaments are tainted in 315 land ! For only $14.29, I could've taken home the perfect example of a "trailer trash garden gnome" !! Only in Wayne county . . . .!

2 comments:

Allyson said...

What? Are you saying you DIDN"T buy it? WHAT were you THINKING? How could you walk away from that?

How is your veggie plot going? We had to resort to doing everything in pots this year, but I'm hoping for the best. . .

Melissa said...

I know, I know . . . how could I pass that up ?!?!! Maybe when he goes on sale . . .!

We just tilled and planted the veggie plot this weekend. I'm crossing my fingers that SOMETHING grows !!! Good luck with the pots . . . and I like the new look of your blog, too !!