Friday, January 12, 2007

From Samson to Paris

Yesterday I traveled to a South Alabama city. The journey took me through many small towns. Along the way I stopped for gas at one of those older gas stations with one service bay that connects to the office where you pay. There was no pay at the pump.

Inside was a floor to ceiling set of shelves with oil, fan belts, and various types of cigarettes displayed. On the most prominent and visible shelf was a large framed pictured of a young boy standing in front of the Eiffel Tower. Globalization was right there in Samson, Alabama.

When I asked the man behind the desk if that was his son he said, "No ma'am, but I imagine it was a sight."

I walked away smitten with the thought of the gas station owner's son getting to go to Paris and how exciting that must of been for the whole family.

If you could go anywhere in the world today where would it be?



Blogger Meg said...

Without a doubt Jordan...strange that I am packing for Thailand!

4:11 PM  
Blogger Nat said...

Sierra Leone!

5:47 PM  

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