MJ over at Sweetwater Cloth took the time and energy to post this entry, JUST FOR ME. She mentioned this restaurant called Cracker Barrel, which I've heard of but have never had the pleasure of visiting. Go check out her post, then come back.
First reaction: DEAD ANIMAL HEADS. What could be more appetizing. Oh, and plz let's have you choose your live animal before they kill it and cook it too. Wait they already do that at places.
Second reaction: NOOKS AND CRANNIES GALORE. Our local Applebee's is alllllmost that bad, with all their kitsch, but not quite. Cracker Barrel wins for the most un-dustable, un-cleanable crannies ever.
Third, and strongest, reaction: THE PEG GAME. MJ, I swear to Christ before you ever said "Now, here is the part where I tell you that I'm not OCD, but the peg game seriously squeems me out," I was already breaking a massive sweat. Seriously. I have never, in all my days, seen something like that. And I don't know why it should seem so much worse than, say, the salt shaker. But I bet to 97% of my readers, this triggers some sort of squeem factor. Am I right? WHY? I ask you why? The same grubby hands that touch the Peg Game touch the salt shaker, and touch the ketchup bottle, and touch the door on the way out. Just saying. But yes, MJ, you nailed it, the PEG GAME. Oh God the Peg Game. I wanted to die when I saw this. Really? They expect you to crack your Maine Lobster and then make your move? FFS. Why don't you just suck on the pen when you're signing your receipt, while you're at it.
And finally, my last reaction: the rocking chairs. It immediately made me forearms tingle with a grotesque heat. It made me want to break out the Sani-Hands 65% Alcohol wipes and scrub down my arms. I do not like things with arm-rests. I detest movie theater arm-rests. And as previously mentioned, after dining at a restaurant, if I have worn a short-sleeved shirt, I do INDEED break out the Sani-Hands and wipe down my forearms.
So yeah. Cracker Barrel kind of broke my brain. Must go bathe in bleach now. BRB. Later. Much much later.