A RECENT SURVEY—or was it a poll? and are they any different? (and real facts from real polls dont lie)—the last thing that 98% of Americans say before sliding their automobile into a ditch along the side of an icy road is, “Oh, shit!!!”
The other, missing 2% in that survey are from Wyoming Valley in Northeastern Pennsylvania, wherein resides my hometown of Wilkes-Barre. And for those of you who have never met anyone from Wilkes-Barre and are perhaps a wee bit confused as to that city’s name’s correct pronunciation—it’s WILKS-BARRY (not ‘Bar’ or ‘Bear’).
Now, the last thing these people—my people!—say before sliding their automobile into a ditch along the side of an icy road is, “Here! Hold my beer and watch this!”