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This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Committments Everywhere

Tim Ridgell's Pig Roast/Political Fund Raiser yesterday reminded me of the old joke about the chicken and the pig:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chicken_and_the_Pig
And since it is NFL Kickoff Sunday how about hearing from the Master Coach himself Vince Lombardi who once said "Most people fail not because of their lack of effort, but because of their lack of commitment."  Using Vince's words as a guide then, in the above chicken and pig story, it's not clear just how successful the pig would have become had he fully committed to the proposed restaurant project.

In the legal world, where the Trumpster has definitely kept his campaign promise of creating new job opportunities at least for lawyers, commitment can mean being put away as into a mental hospital or prison.  (Hey Trumpanzees, I won't continue with the Trump jokes but even you can't keep on defending this idiot any longer can you?)

And speaking of mental hospitals there is this joke:

A doctor at an insane asylum decided to take his patients to a baseball game. For weeks in advance, he coached his patients to respond to his commands. When the day of the game arrived. Everything went quite well. As the National Anthem started, the doctor yelled, "Up Nuts", and the patients complied by standing up. After the anthem, he yelled, "Down Nuts", and they all sat back down in their seats. After a home run was hit, the doctor yelled, "Cheer Nuts." They all broke out into applause and cheered. When the umpire made a particularly bad call against the star of the home team, the Doctor yelled, "Booooo Nuts" and they all started booing and cat calling. Comfortable with their response, the doctor decided to go get a beer and a hot dog, leaving his assistant in charge. When he returned, there was a riot in progress. Finding his assistant, the doctor asked, "What in the world happened?" The assistant replied, "Well everything was going just fine until this guy walked by and yelled, 'peanuts'". To see whatever became of The Commitments following their movie and albums (click here.)
To conclude on a full circle note here, the Ridge KoC is having it's monthly chicken dinner today 1130-500 pm.  If you are not otherwise "committed," swing by, grab a dinner and then ride down to your favorite Country Store to consume it and watch some football.  My commitment to you is that the game will be on and the beer will be cold.

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