I know that it’s not fair, but why else would you have a dog, other than to blame it for something? Hobbs Did It!
Well, actually, he didn’t. Here’s the story. After our school visit, we had dropped Tony off at his school. We were heading back to Connecticut, but first, I needed to take care of some personal business. I had to ‘go’ bad! and I mean, bad! So, naturally, I thought: I’ll stop at a gas station. I stopped and asked:
Where’s the restroom? The lady said: We don’t have one but we’re working on it. Damn! OK, back into the car. Over across the street, another gas station. I drive across, pull in, ask: Nope. We don’t have one. Something a little stronger than Damn, starting with the letter “F”, but we’ won’t go there right now. Now, I start looking for secluded areas, willing to take it back to nature. My teeth are starting to float and eyes are getting yellow. I’m full up to the top! The lady in the store was helpful and told me that there was a McDonald’s a couple of minutes down the road. I had no time to talk. Seconds mattered.
I took off down the street, trying to drive at a reasonable speed, looking for any restaurant. Any! I didn’t see any. I pulled off on a side street. Time to take it back to nature, baby! By now, my foot was tapping, my kidneys were hurting and I was in danger of imminent loss of control. I had to go NOW! I pulled in a parking lot. Damn, again! A middle school! NO! NO! NO! Forget it. I parked, ran across the street, into a field, out of eyesight of the school, and pretended to be looking for something, back to the school and down the road. Fortunately, school had already let out and everyone was gone, but I was taking no chances. I didn’t want to be seen at all, but there were precious few trees around and fortunately, a very deserted road.
So, I took it back to nature and what a relief it was. Unbelievably, I had to go a couple of more times on the way home and we encountered two more gas stations without facilities. C’mon New Hampshire, get your act together!!! Get some restrooms!
It’s funny now, but it sure was not funny then! As for that yellow snow that was left behind … Hobbs did it!!! Even though he’s never been to New Hampshire … He did it!