This weekend I will be visiting the Great Commonwealth of Virginia.
Rather than drive for 11 hours on Thursday, I'm going to head
out after work on Wednesday and drive about 5 hours to the
quaint little town of Athens Ohio, where I have made motel
reservations. Let me tell the you folks out there that do not
understand the hatred that Ohio State Buckeyes have for
ANYONE from Michigan. It's BRUTAL yet sort of
funny! Buckeyes have been taught to hate us from
the cradle to the grave, and it doesn't help that
I have a personalized license plate to boot!
But this isn't my first Rodeo peeps, I have come up with a plan that
sometimes circumvents this ire. I purchased an Ohio State hat years
ago, (after my car had been keyed, vandalized, and my old plate
ripped off of my car) and upon entering Ohio I place it on the
rear window ledge. I also drive about 2 miles an hour UNDER
the speed limit, and I NEVER change lanes without using
my turn signal. This gets me though this strange place
until I reach West Virginia. Where I remove that vile
chapeau, but continue to drive with GREAT caution.
Virginia seems like Paradise after those two states.
My 55 is already in the can, and it will be
business as usual this Friday.
Or Thursday at 8:00 PM.