Sunday, September 10, 2006

The Bubba and the President

I was in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas when I first saw the phenomena. Specifically, I was headed out to the golf course I think, when my wife's mother pulled out the Bubba Keg. As it was the first time I was being exposed to the Bubba fad, I needed to hear about it some more. When you see one in person, you'll understand. Try the website if you live in a non-Bubba metropolis.

Evidently, all of cool people in the retirement village are drinking from the Bubba Keg these days. It turns out that retirement villages have fads just like your old high school had fads. I used to "peg" my pant legs (create a tight cuff and roll them up a little). Retirees drink from Bubba Kegs.

At least that's what I thought until this past weekend. The fad has spread even further. This past weekend I was in Washington DC and was having a snack at the Corner Bakery next to the Willard Hotel. The Willard is a famous hotel in DC, its historical guests include Lincoln, Grant, Coolidge, and King. If you're the president, you've probably stayed there. While we were having lunch, a large motorcade was at the back of the hotel. We never found out who it was until the next day. Turns out it was Seyyed Mohammad Khatami, the former president of Iran.

No, he was not drinking from a Bubba Keg...but the secret service sure was.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Leading edge - right here in Arkansas..............