Viva la difference

At least once a week one of our friends in “that area up North,” otherwise known as the greater Washington, DC, metro area, asked the question:

“So, what’s the main difference between life here and down there in the hills?”

Our usual, flippant, answer is that “the employees at the drive-through at Hardees speak English” but there are other differences.

For example:

A traffic jam is three cars backed up at the county’s only stop light.

Gas stations close at 10 p.m. Miss the window of opportunity and it could mean sleeping in the studio (been there, done that).