- I went for the joke.
- Sometimes, it's true.
Anyway, his story about the Waffle House offered no clues about where it was in Georgia. Sounds like every Waffle House I've ever been in.
The first place I found after I checked in to my hotel, was a Waffle House. I soon came to find out this is not a coincidence in Georgia as there is a Waffle house every half mile. When I sat at the bar and the lady with some missing teeth (I AM NOTE JOKING HERE. Seriously, she has a smile a hockey player would love.) took my order. Next was a 90 decibel verbal assault of "Qarter Plate! Scatterd, Smattered, Smuddered, Cubberd!" In actuality she was giving my order to the cook and I was the only one in the place that thought this was weird.
Read The Whole Thing, as someone once said. He continued talking about Tea. Funny stuff. But something he said brings a response:
I took a huge gulp of what I thought was going to be a refreshing glass of Iced Tea. But instead I got this mixture that was so think of syrup and sugar that you probably had to use a paint mixer from Home depot to stir it up.
So, Mustang 23 don't care for Sweet Tea. And he don't like having to order Unsweet Tea. He called it unsweetened tea, but folks 'round here call it Unsweet Tea. Little tip for the next time you're honored to be in Georgia and feel the need to eat.
Then, he told about going to Atlanta and finding a waiter (probably with hair gel or something on his head) who, like him, considered normal Ice Tea (AKA iced tea) to be Unsweet Tea. Only thing is, he hasn't put together that he was in Atlanta.
Now, Atlanta is the capital of Georgia. Folks in Waycross thought it was "G" but it's actually Atlanta. Anyway, Atlanta may be the capital, but you could look all day and not find 20-30 people who are from Georgia. Lots of immigrants there. You know, folks from New York or California or somewhere like that.
But like I was saying, that Atlanta waiter thought like he did. But Atlanta ain't Georgia. Not really. That's why when we write it out, it's "Atlanta, Georgia." The comma is there so you'll know one ain't got nothin' much to do with the other.
Remember last election, when John Edwards did his "Two Americas" speech? I'm thinking he got it from someone in Georgia, because it's been said for years that there are two Georgias. There's Georgia. And there's Atlanta. And the reason it worked for so many politicians for so long is that there is some truth to it. I won't get into all the political fights that have gone on with Atlanta being a point of contention, but that's how it is. Right or wrong.
Anyway, he found someone from Atlanta who agreed with him that Ice Tea means Unsweet Tea. Fine. But he ain't found anyone from Georgia yet to agree with him.
And, Mustang 23, next time you're in the area, let's take in a Braves game, and I'll buy myself some Ice Tea and you some Unsweet Tea.