Once again the time-honored tradition of squirrel hunting is in full swing in South Texas.
The problem there is that in the Eastern part of Texas, it’s Squirrel Awareness month.
Kind of a conflict wouldn’t you say.
On the one hand, Squirrel Awareness advocates are promoting the cute little furry creatures, while on the other hand in the Southern part of Texas they’re out in the woods hunting down those critters with biggggg guns.
The guys with the big guns are salivating at the thought of dinner which consists of fried squirrel and squirrel stew with dumplings. YUM!
All this delicious cuisine is usually served at special squirrel hunting camps. I can just picture the setting.
Hoss and Festus sitting around the campfire munching on a fresh meal of squirrel stew.
“Hoss, this sure is great tastin’ squirrel, dontcha think.”
“Yep Festus…..nothin’ like a good piece of squirrel tail to finish off a good meal.”
“Ya know, I wuz thinkin’ Hoss, we got over 50,000 of us out here huntin’ squirrels and that gave me a great idea.”
“What’s that Festus?”
“How bout you and I grab a hold on the squirrel market and start us up a squirrel fast food franchise type business.”
“Wow….ah wish ah had thought of that. What’s yer idea?”
“Okay, listen to this. Squirrel burgers, on a sesame seed bun with all the fixins with a special squirrel sauce, with a kinda nutty acornish flavor served on an Oak tree plate with a garnish of pine needles for effect.”
“Goleeee, that sounds mouth waterin!”
“Hey, I got more ideas too. Like our franchises will resemble a woodsy type atmosphere with all kinds of trees, squirrel tails hangin’ from the rafters and squirrel hole nests in the walls fer the customers to set their drinks on.”
“Geez Festus….you got this all thunk out….whatcha gonna call the place?”
“Well……I been toyin’ with a few names like, “Squirrels R Us” or “Piece of Tail Cafe” and my favorite, “McSquirrel.
“McSquirrel…..I like it, I like it…has a nice down to earth sound to it and you could even attract the little kiddies with stuffed squirrel toys and squirrel tails they could wear on their hats!”
“Yep….I think we’re on ta something here Hoss. So lets load up our Uzi’s and go out there and hunt us some of those varmints.”
“Festus, do ya think we should be usin’ Uzi’s on squirrels considering that it might blow them critters to smithereens and we might not have anything left of them to eat?”
“Hah….I got that all figured out. The ones that are blown all over the place we’ll use for stew, and the ones that are mostly in one piece we’ll use for squirrel burgers.”
“But what about baby squirrels, they’re way to small for a stew or a squirrel burger?”
“Got that figured out too……..squirrel McNuggetts.”
“Gol dern it Festus……yer brilliant……..here, you can have my last fried acorn.”
Entrepreneurship at it’s best.
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