Now Lester's story is a story for a different time and a different place. The only reason I am tellin that part of it is that, because of that little incident, Lester Hoakie invented the phrase, "Thinking outside the dadgum box"
Let me ask you a question...
If you was to go fishin, would you want to catch a Perch or a whomperjaw Catfish?
If you was to go courtin somebody, would you be wantin to court Phyllis Diller or Shania Twain?
If you was wantin to have a sip, would you be wantin Maddog 20/20 or would you be wantin some of ole Thad's corn squeezins?
If you was expectin somebody REAL important for vittles, would you be wantin to make them folks fish sticks or some fresh kilt Road Kill Possum Stew?
Wellsir, if you are the type of folk who want the best you kin get, you gots to start thankin outside the box! Do thangs a little different. Put a different spin on the bait when you cast out into the river. Look at thangs a little differently from other folks. That shore is what Ole Thad does and I am makin over $100 each and ever dadburn month. YOU COULD BE DOIN THAT TOO! Now don't be expectin to start makin that much money right away. It might take a bit but within two shakes of a bull's tail, you can be right up there with ole Thad.
Let me give you a little mental exercise. Thank about this and tell me what you would do...
You own a little bait shop what sells night crawlers, minners, shrimp, crickets, grasshoppers and all the fixins that goes with them. You have a nice little business goin and life is good.
One day some folks put another bait shop right next to yours and they put a sign out front that says, "Lower Prices". Then, not long after that there ANOTHER bait shop puts in right next to you on the other side. Their sign says, "Lowest Prices".
Now if you was to be thankin outside the box, what would YOU do? I invite all you Outside-The-Box-Thankin folks to tell me what you would do. I would be interested to see how many creative folks we have in here!
I'll tell you MY answer later!
Ya'll be takin care!