Friday, January 20, 2012

My Towanda Moment

Have ya'll ever seen the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes"? I realize that if you're a southern gal, it's like asking the Pope if he's Catholic...sorry! Regardless of your geographic location, if you've ever seen the movie one scene (besides the one where they BBQ Frank Bennett) stands out in your mind.

In it Kathy Bates' character is at Win Dixie waiting on a parking spot when two young girls cut her off. When she yells out the window at them they say "Face it lady, where younger and faster."

Immediately Bates starts plowing her full size sedan into the back of their compact car all the while yelling "TOWANDA!!" at the top of her lungs.

When the girls emerge from the store horrified she responds, "Face it girls. I'm older and I have more insurance." Haha! A fine moment in cinema history!

Well, I had a "Towanda" moment yesterday. Don't worry though, I didn't take out any cars. It all started when I was pulling into the gas station close to a high school. Some stupid kid cut me and the car in front of me off just to get the last available pump.

I wanted to wring his neck, or at least plow my mini van into the side of his car. I wanted to yell "TOWANDA" and tell him later that he may be fast, but I'm older and have more insurance..haha!

I didn't do that though. I'll just live vicariously though Kathy Bates and yell "TOWANDA" under my breath...at least for now.

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