Sunday 2/28/2010, Benton, AR

Very pleasant here today, sunny in the upper 60s. While ordering some lunch at a Mexican restaurant across the street from the truck stop, the young guy fixing up my food said "you're not from around here are you." I replied "no, I'm a truck driver who walked over here from the truck stop." Then I said, "can you guess where I'm from? I've lived lots of places but I grew up in one place." After thinking about it for a few seconds, he guessed Portland! Amazed, I said "that's a really good guess! I'm from Seattle!" Then he said "it was the accent, I could tell from the accent." How about that! That's never happened before, in all the time I've been driving. He must be a pretty sharp kid.

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