I love Thursday nights. They are my favorite night for so many reasons. Barb takes a gymnastics class once a week on Thursday and it has become Barb & Justin’s little “date night.” They go to gymnastics and then out for a bite to eat and I get to sit at home…alone. It.Is.Fantastic.
They are normally home by 6:30pm and we tag team and get Barb ready for bed. She is usually out like a light after perfecting her Nadia Comaneci routines, so that just further betters the evening.
This past Thursday at about 8:00pm, I awoke to drool running down the side of my face and realized the fam-bam wasn’t back to the pad. I began to worry and phoned my husband, Justin:
Me: Where are you guys?
Justin: Oh, you know…we are at Wings N’ Things
Me: Still?! What are you doing? What took so long? You guys are never this late.
Justin: Well, we made a quick stop at Home Depot. I met the owner of the hot dog stand! How cool is that, right?!
Me: Really? That is what is taking you so long? Home Depot & a hot dog stand?
Justin: Yeah! I sat and talked with him for a long while. Super nice guy. I told him that he stole my dream. Remember how I always wanted to open a hot dog stand in that little mini-building in the parking lot of Home Depot?
Me: No, I don’t remember that. Maybe I blocked it out. I could envision you saying something like that, though. When will you guys be back? Did you get me food? I’m hungry.
Justin: I sat and talked with him for a while. I asked him how his business is doing. Ashley, it is doing good! His business is doing good! Not that I am surprised by that. I mean, it is the most bullet proof business plan, ever. I mean really—every man and son stopped at a hot dog stand on their way in to Home Depot back in the day. I still can’t believe they got rid of those stands…
Me: You still haven’t answered any of my questions….
Justin: You know what he told me? Want to know why they don’t have the hot dog stands out front of Home Depot anymore as they did back in the day? Listen to this!
Me: Still listening…unfortunately.
Justin: I guess Home Depot was worried that people were going to sue them for food poisoning seeing the hot dog stands used to sit on Home Depot’s property, so they shut them all down. CRAZY RIGHT?!
Me: Oh yes. SO crazy. Can’t believe it.
Justin: Yeah, so basically this guy pretty much found a genius loophole because technically the parking lot of this particular Home Depot isn’t owned by Home Depot, so he rents the little miniature building in the parking lot….AND SELLS HOT DOGS! So smart, man, that was my dream…
Me: Wings? You get me some wings??
Justin: What? No. We aren’t coming home. We are leaving you. We are starting our own hot dog stand. We are going to go and scout for locations that have those mini-building in the parking lots of Home Depot’s. There has to be another Home Depot that doesn’t own their parking lot, too.
Me: Can you bring the dogs with you when you run away?
Justin: I’ll take Brody. Madden’s an asshole. You can have him.
Me: Sounds good. Can you please drop off some food for me before you run away to start a hot dog stand with our daughter? I’ll keep Madden and you can have Brody.
So….just to spice things up, I’m thinking of opening a corn dog stand…any takers on 50% partnership? I’m a wonderful business partner, just as my prior business partner, my husband. ha.
One click on that brown button below gives me a vote! Just one click!! Thank-You!