Dan D. Walker starts work as a customer service representative at the Municipal Airport
Daniel Delbert Walker parked his black Ford pickup with the sexy Hooters Southern belles painted on the sides. He was at the employees parking lot of the municipal airport. The six feet two , rugged man in a cordaroy jacket, plaid flannel shirt, tan chinos and gleaming diamondback rattlesnake books got out and swaggered toward his office.
“Yeehaa dang me!!! Love that Roger Miller song. It was just a few weeks ago Ah sure was feelin’ sorry for mahself. Dang if Ah thought mah dream of becoming a customer service rep was just that….. A dream. Ah still gets a good feelin in mah heart for mah fellow freaks I sure do recall being part of the “World’s Cheapest Freak Show too” in Intercourse PA. Those folks up there don’t get around much. They never heard a Texan talk. Figured Ah was from some foreign country.
Those freaks put up with a lot. Ah can’t imagine what its like to go through life with a deviated septum. That is so tragic. Or to have no sense of direction. How in the world would be employed if it wasn’t for that attraction in Intercourse PA? My lil darlin’ baby who serves the tea and coffee in the snack bar. She’s a natural born with her curved little fingers. Ah bet she’d make a lousy secretary with her pinkie finger getting caught in those keys. It was when those local do gooders who tried to shut the place down for exploiting what they called the dear , unfortunate freaks. What a bunch of gosh darn busy bodies. Ah call us earning an honest living. “Freak show” is the only place they could work. Where else could a woman whose tone deaf and insists on singing opera at the top of her lungs seek employment? Every last one of em be on the streets. Yeah waiting patiently for strangers to give loose change or being in a freak show. At least at the “World’s Cheapest Freak Show” they had their dignity plus much more moolah. From the botton of mah cotton pickin’ heart Ah was so proud of her fellow mutants guiding the woman with no sense of direction what way to go. I remember how ,ah sense of pride was put to the ultimate tested when I too joined the protest. We have our rights and….our pride too.”
“ Now I can talk as clearly as anyone else. I can quote my favorite books. Books by Zane Gray and Louie Lamour. My hero is Lash Larue. Ah just love how he cracks his black bullwhip. He was such a crackshot he could whip the gun out of the man’s hand before he knew what happened. I heard he even taught that Harrison Ford how to use a whip for Ford’s Indiana Jones movies. Hmmmm wonder if Harrison Ford is related to one of my favorite singers Tennessee Ernie Ford. Lash Larue was a master with the whip. He could sure whip it out. They sure don’t make em like him no more. When he was born they threw away the mold. He was one of a kind. He was unique. There was one no one like him. I know he’d know how to handle those busybodies at the freak show. I don’t need to feel sorry for myself any more. Eyeah world here I come. And I owe all this for Lady Lynda and her terrific diction lessons. Look out Municipal airport here I come.!!!”