I'm not even sure if I even had an old slogan, but now I have a new one!
This all came about by the simple gift of a T-shirt given to me by my sister. The shirt is white, and on the back in the middle of a stylized Texas flag, is the slogan "Don't Mess With Bubba!"
Now it's my guess that Sis meant the t-shirt as a joke because I am always talking about moving to the country! However, she could have meant it as a warning to all the possible people predators that live in this city!
Maybe she feels that it's only sporting to give these types a fair warning, just in case they happen to get close enough to actually read the back of the shirt without me noticing. I did notice, however, that the slogan (or warning) is in large type and printed in easy to read letters, just in case some of these bums are not well educated!
I like the way that the phrase kinda rolls off the tongue...and I don't mind a bit if someone wants to call me a "Bubba". Even if they think they are being disrespectful somehow, to me the term "Bubba" means someone that can make do with the materials at hand. It calls up images of someone that can build a cabin from scrap, make booze out of grain from scratch, grow his own food, and even kill and then skin a critter, thus putting supper on the table for his family.
I see a person that can continue to keep a vehicle running long after all the car lots and auto parts houses say it can't be repaired anymore. If "Bubba" can't buy the part, steal it from a junker somewhere, or scrounge one up in a junk yard, then he uses his brain and ingenuity to fashion something somehow out of almost nothing! Good person to have around, I'd say!
Some folks think the term "Bubba" is slanderous. Some say it is cruel. To many it calls up an image of poor folks, maybe too lazy to work. Tell that to the old boy working in his shed or barn, making a part to keep his Ford or John Deere tractor from many decades ago running. Tell that to the old boy's wife that can make and repair clothing, make a beautiful quilt from scraps of material others would throw away, and create a wonderful Sunday dinner from that old rooster that finally just got too old to do his job! Tell that to the young boys and girls that are not glued to the T.V., but are outside making and playing with their own toys like forts, tire swings, and wooden weapons like swords or rifles. They might even be down at the local swimming hole, having a good time with an old inner tube that dad just can't patch any more. For anyone that has never had that kind of fun, I feel sad for ya!
The whole point I'm trying to make here is that the term lazy is a very, very bad choice and is more of lie than a description! Besides, it shows the world just how ignorant you are...and I have a feeling you would rather that be kept a secret, right?
Anyway, I've decided to make this term "Don't Mess With Bubba" my new slogan. It's a term that doesn't hurt my feelings a bit, fits me and a lot of my friends pretty well, and besides...my sisters call me Bubba as a term of endearment and that means a LOT to me!
Oh, and one more reason I'm making this my new slogan...I already have the T-shirt!
Now, c'mon with me, my friend and we'll get a fresh cup of coffee and sit a while on the back porch...that's another thing that a "Bubba" can do pretty well! Share with his friends!!