YOUR BASIC MILLIONAIRE HANGOUT
I hope y’all can see my Strokers Dallas empire from up there. Every weekend I get several thousand customers that pass through my doors. It’s really neat to see all the different kinds of people that come from all over the country. The cool part is that they all get along so well. Here, everybody is equal.
One of my customers is Ross Perot Sr. Mr. Perot is 82 years old now, and he enjoys coming to Strokers Dallas. He doesn’t ride; he just likes to hang out. I mean, here’s a guy that ran for president of the United States twice. (I wish he was running for president right now because I’d vote for him faster than a minnow can swim a dipper.) Mr. Perot is one of the richest men in this country and he comes up to my joint to eat a hamburger, drink a Dr. Pepper and people-watch. Mr. Perot actually told me that when he has people from out of town visiting, he likes to bring them by Strokers. That just goes to show the diversity of people we get up here.
UPDATE ON MA
Hey, Grandma, you’ll be glad to know that my Ma finally quit smoking tobacco cigarettes and those left-handed cigarettes, too. (Ma, if you’re reading this, it’s OK; I’m not telling any secrets, everybody knows, anyway.) She smoked for 59 years, and I’m very proud of her for quitting.
As y’all know, my Ma had it pretty rough when we were little. Ma was only 17 years old when I was born, and only 18 years old (11 months later) when Randy was born. She didn’t get much help from our biological father. But she made it through all that mess, and Randy and I turned out pretty much OK considering that I have Strokers and Randy is a big-shot lawyer in Houston. Ma’s pretty much retired now. Since she was a waitress all her life, she doesn’t have any income other than the Rick Fairless Retirement Plan. But that’s the least I can do.
MY YANKEE FRIENDS
I have been doing a lot of traveling lately (and ya know how I hate to travel). I even went to a rally in Erie, Pa., of all places. It’s called the Roar on the Shore. I was kinda nervous about doing a rally in Pennsylvania. I mean, the only thing I know about Pennsylvania is that I don’t much like the Pittsburgh Steelers or those Philadelphia Eagles. I wasn’t sure if those Yankees would like me or not. I wasn’t even sure if they’d cotton to some ol’ Texas redneck chump like me.
But, you know what? It was a great rally, and everybody was so dang nice. We were brought up there by Joe and Tina Askins who own a Victory dealership in Erie called Off Road Express. They took great care of Sue and me. They are special people, and now they are our new friends. I also met some Steelers fans and they were very nice, too. Thank God I didn’t see not one of those ornery Philadelphia Eagles fans.
I better go for now, I’m having my weekly managers’ meeting. There’s usually some yelling that goes on in there, but I’ll try to hold it down a little this week!
I love y’all,