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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.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Black Man on a Bike

Morgan Driving a Bike and Not Miss Daisy
Last week in Minneapolis Brady and I took the tram from the airport to downtown where we were staying.  The tram was crowded with Vikings fans on their way to the afternoon game at the US Bank Stadium.  They all got off the tram at the stadium stop leaving just Brady, me and a black guy with a bike left on the tram.  (And no the black guy was not Morgan Freeman as shown above.)

As we pulled out of the station, the black guy looked back at us and asked sorta accusatorily "What's the matter, you never seen a black guy with a bike before?"  It caught me by surprise and I started to  reply "Of course I have, and it always makes me feel sorry for the person you stole it from."

However I kept quiet and let Brady respond by asking him what kind of bike it was.  That led to a conversation that continued to the next stop.  The guy then took his bike and got off.  Brady and I just looked at each other and asked "What was that all about?"

It reminded me of an old joke about some guy with a new bike and his friend asking him where he got it from.  The bike guy said "I was walking home yesterday when this beautiful woman rode up to me on this bike.  She threw the bike to the ground, took off all of her clothes and told me "Take what you want!"

His friend nodded approvingly and said "Good choice.  The clothes probably wouldn't have fit you."  

Mind you, I didn't say it was a good joke only that it was an old one.

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