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Welcome to Pecos, Texas, grower of great cantaloupes, birthplace of the rodeo and me.




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Obviously, the first thing you are going to want to do upon entering this decaying ghost-town-in-the-making is to sleep around. Being surrounded by failed businesses, rundown restaurants, sketchy homes where drug deals are always going down, naturally you'd want to check out the only thing shiny in town: the motels that have sprung up along the interstate, giving a false impression that Pecos is a healthy, happening city.

But the sign was in place long before the hotels, so they (the good Baptist churches who paid for the billboard) must have had something else in mind...

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Once you've tasted of Pecos hospitality and are on your way out of town, the kindly townfolk feel it necessary to warn you against killing.

Does anyone need wonder why, while I may have been born there, I do not plan on making it my final resting place?

That was one of the many things on my gratitude list this Thanksgiving...

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frigg
Dec. 3rd, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
*lol*
I was absolutely flabberghasted when I saw this in J's journal.
mnfaure
Dec. 3rd, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
*nods* I usually don't post the same pics that he does, but these are just too much.
clarentine
Dec. 3rd, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
Knoxville has similar signage along the interstate (I-40). "Look upon the sign of my wrath, thou sinners and, uh, roll thine eyes?"

I'm glad to hear you escaped!

(Got the card - yay wolf!)
mnfaure
Dec. 4th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
"roll thine eyes?"

*lol*

(Woot for the card!)
clarentine
Dec. 4th, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC)
(That was my interpretation. *g* Sorry for the confusion!)
pjthompson
Dec. 3rd, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
Amen, Sistah Miquela!
mnfaure
Dec. 4th, 2009 01:47 pm (UTC)
Hehe. I'm not preaching to the choir here, am I?
pjthompson
Dec. 4th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
Having seen enough of small town life and religiosity in my own family, yes...yes, you are. :-)
footlingagain
Dec. 3rd, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
Are you sure they didn't put the second sign up because they knew you were due in for a visit? :D
mnfaure
Dec. 4th, 2009 01:48 pm (UTC)
*lol* They waited a long time for me, didn't they?
footlingagain
Dec. 3rd, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
PS:
I would be sorely tempted to spray paint on the bottom of the first sign:

"Jesus is delayed. Have a lie-in."
mnfaure
Dec. 4th, 2009 01:49 pm (UTC)
Re: PS:
footlingagain a vandalizer?!? Never would I have thunk it. ;P
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