Char and I are from the South so you wouldn’t think there would be much that takes us by surprise. However, there are a couple of things that still make me go, “hmm?” I take the back roads to and from work so I get a chance to see what’s off the beaten path. First question, why is the single wide mobile home still so popular? If you have ever been in a single wide, you know that it would be a unique living. Especially when you add a couple of dogs and kids. I might have figured it out coming home one day when I saw a good ole boy pulling one behind an F350. It’s all about doing it yourself I guess.
The second thing that is interesting is the decor of the garage (this is clearly for those who have moved up from the manufactured home). Every southern garage has a theme, whether it be NASCAR, college football, or professional football. You know who the man roots for if you have seen his garage. Nearly every garage has both a refrigerator and deep freeze. The refer is usually for the beer (Miller Lite for some reason) and the deep freeze is for the deer meat.
The last thing that is in the garage but usually not noticed until it’s on the road are the fake testicles hanging from the rear bumper or trailer hitch or rear differential of many 4X4 pickups. I might see 10 – 12 sets of truck testicles on my way to and from work. Some are larger than others and made with a variety of materials. My favorite are the stainless steal balls hanging from the differential. I mean that guy had to try hard to get those things up there and when he hits a bump they spark a little.