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Quite a Swanky Place…

I was out shopping earlier and on the way home decided to stop at the corner Exxon to pick up some Pepsi. I was standing in line to pay behind a woman cashing her lottery tickets and a man in a suit buying a bottle of wine. As he finished paying, he asked the cashier, “Is this the only wine you have? It’s terrible.” The cashier said no, he thought they had others … and as they walked over the the case the guy said to the cashier that he was looking for a Chardonney.

I couldn’t resist. The moment was too perfect. I turned and looked at the guy behind me and said, “He expects Exxon to have a selection of wine?” The guy behind me said, “Yes, and a particular Chardonney at that!” The other guy in the line almost lost it, he was laughing so hard.

If I’m ever looking for some high quality wine, I’ll go to Circle K or 7-11. Maybe the Shell or Chevron. I’m sure they will have the perfect ’94 Chablis waiting for me. Right. Who tries to be a wine connoisseur at the gas station?

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

11 replies on “Quite a Swanky Place…”

They sell little Cuervo margaritas with the tequila already mixed in at the liquor store too. Look like wine coolers, but real tequila, no wine. (I get a headache from wine.)

You can ask for special wines at a liquor store. Or even the grocery store if they carry wine. Who the hell does it at the gas station??!?

Haha, people would ask for wines at the pharmacy I used to work at, but that place was a family-owned business that was more like a modern-day general store/pharmacy than a typical CVS or whatever. (They even had a sit-down delicatessen!)

That is just too funny! I had to show this one to Mike, and he’s laughing his bum off as I type this! The only stuff I ever see in convenience stores around here (the few that are allowed to sell liquor) are swill like Thunderbird (the stuff the bums on the street drink), Riunite, and that nasty Boone’s Farm stuff. I would no sooner buy wine from a place like this than I would ask to have my gas tank filled at the liquor store!

However, our local Stop & Shop supermarket has an excellent wine selection…the people who work in that department (at least the ones I’ve dealt with) actually have some knowledge about the stuff, and sometimes they even have tastings.

But this guy…it takes all kinds to make a world, I suppose! 🙂

Mad Dog … yum, yum!

Our Randall’s grocery stores have a fantastic wine selection, and the Fiesta grocery store across the street from the Exxon has a great one too – I can even get the one and only German wine that I like there. So it really made me laugh when this guy was looking for the good stuff there!

OMG…how could I forget good old Mad Dog 20/20?

I never drank the stuff…but my younger brother did. He was 15 when he came home totally wasted…I remember my mother opening the door, and him falling in…and puking his guts out all over the front hallway. He also smelled like gasoline…we never quite found out why.

Anyway, the Double Standard was the law in our house…even though I was 18 and legally old enough to drink at the time, I wasn’t allowed to…but my brother, well below the legal age, didn’t even get punished for coming home plastered and puking on the floor.

And yes, I had to clean it up. I moved out not long after that!

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