ever notice how each military town has its quirks?
the things that make it uniquely what it is...
and when your friends announce their next duty station,
you can name all of its distinguishing traits.
if you ever visit jacksonville, nc....
proud home of a Marine base,
and a quiet small town,
you’ll probably notice an abundance
of three kinds of places:
i. auto shops
ii. furniture stores
iii. strip joints
given how prevalent these places are
surely, a person could be forgiven
for thinking that an establishment called “Driftwood”
falls into category two.
and that person would be wrong.
because it belongs
to category three.
(or, as my teammate explained it,
sure, that place sells furniture!
like tall metal poles. and "pillows".)
luckily, i got educated before i went in to look for a new ottoman.