Friday, January 29, 2010

Guys Like That Don't Wear Plastic

So, Cute Hubby and I were in the diner having breakfast, as we tend to do from time to time, because we are just that wild and exciting. Sitting at the counter were two good old boys having their coffee. They had on wrangler jeans, plaid flannel shirts, and cowboy belts. We were NOT at the counter, as that is a last resort for us; we prefer the booth because we're obviously special.

CH: What are you looking at?

Me: (sipping coffee) I'm looking at that guy's cowboy belt.

CH: (spearing a piece of egg like a true hunter) Why?

Me: Because I was admiring how well made it is. I mean, look at it. Silver buckle, hand tooled leather, and braided leather trim. It's awesome.

CH: (pushing his toast into his cheek with his tongue so he can talk)It's aluminized plastic tubing.

Me: No it's not. It's real leather.

CH: He probably bought it at the Tractor Supply store.

Me: (spreading 1/2 a packet of jelly onto my toast) I don't think so. It's real.

CH: (disdainfully chewing the last piece of undercooked bacon) What makes you think it's real?

Me: I don't think he's the kind of guy who wears plastic. He looks like he means business to me.

I think I was right. Those two good old boys just drank their coffee and barely exchanged two words. They looked a little tough from years of hard work and supporting their families. Guys like that don't wear plastic.


Gary Heller said...

I'm with you. Those dudes take that stuff seriously. You won't see them with a pleather cowboy hat or plastic beslt. Also, if they did get it at the tractor supply store, chances are it weas real leather anyway.

diane said...

Gary: Thanks for the validation when you are obviously pressed for time: beslt, weas. Heart.

erin said...

You should have asked him. Maybe it would have started a fight and then you could have had some real excitement in the parking lot in which your husband ends up with a busted nose and the police drive him away in a cruiser.

diane said...

Erin: Been watching a lot of action movies lately?

my word ver. is brute, I sh*t you not.

SkylersDad said...

Did either of them have crap on their boots? That's how you tell real from a poser.

diane said...

Chris: I think you're on to something there. Posers have sh*t eatin' grins, not sh*t on their boots.

marian said...

i totally agree with you honey, i think you were most probbaly right Diane,guys like thta dont do fake!
I love your conversations with CH!
happy weekend up ahead dear

Miss Yvonne said...

Did either of them say "fixin' to" or "might could" in a sentence? If they did, no way were those belts plastic.

drollgirl said...

you should have asked him!!! gah! i wish you did!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Love the drawing Diane and the story is perfectly written. I cold just see those guys-- They could have been from my home town.

And you're right, they don't sound like guys wearing plastic.

Have a great weekend.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I have a plastic Mudd belt. What does that say about me? It's pink and I hardly ever wear it.


diane said...

Marian: Thanks honey. I'll do more posts with our small talk, just for you. Have a great week-end.

Miss Yvonne: No, but I think I heard one of them say "Ain't no use in complaining". So, I guess if it was plastic and fell apart, he wouldn't tell.

Drolly: Oh, that's rich. I could just see me approaching these guys. They'd be laughing at random on their tractors for weeks.

Joanna: The ones in your hometown are probably all over at the movie studio. Have a nice week-end too.

Tracey: It says that it's time to pass it on to one of your daughters. Hugs. xo

Don said...

There's no way that belt is plastic.
Even a poser wouldn't do that!

Dominica said...

loved the story but the drawing even more ...

diane said...

Don: You're right. You'd have to be some kind of a cheap poser to wear a plastic belt.

Domi: Thanks. I always get a little thrill when people like my sketches.

lisleman said...

well if it was plastic he probably didn't know it. It would have been interesting to ask him.
So was this belt going around a big spare tire or some tight abs? If it was the second maybe your attraction was not just the leather work.

diane said...

liselman: No abs, but definitely not fat. He looked tough. He reminded me of a farmer from the 40's.