in the restroom at a bbq joint in northern georgia


I spent today in Chattanooga meeting with a trucking company that has been sued a lot lately.  Afterwards, I drove down towards Atlanta, pulled into a gravel parking lot just off of I-75 South, and walked inside to find about 5 tables and a grey-haired lady behind a cash register.  I went straight to the restroom and saw the above.  I was going to put towels in the comade, but then I figured I’d better not, as places like this one frequently have shotguns behind the register just for assholes in suits like me who’ve driven down from Tennessee or up from Atlanta (or both).  And, it occurred to me that I don’t know what the hell a “comade” is.  Did I just piss in it?  I hope so.

I like how all the words but the prepositions are capitalized.  It’s like it’s the title of a book or a movie or something else important and artistic.  Only, it isn’t.  Someone who makes pretty good bbq decided the best way to tell patrons not to put towels in the shitter is to give a fancy, capitalized title (but for the prepositions, of course) to the paper towel dispenser.  He was going to keep writing but thought better of it and scribbled it out.  I like to think the last word was going to be “Dicknose!”  Because that’s what I’d have put.  With a capital D.

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  1. My husband travels down south all the time and feels your pain. We both just busted out laughing at this one.

    Brenda-SeriouslyMama’s last blog post..Harsh reality. It’s a meme of the worst kind…

  2. I thought “comade” was a socialist sports drink.

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  3. hm… Dicknose.. yes, I think that would have been very fitting. 😉

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  4. Ha ha ha they meant commode.

    The word “comade” is a medieval term which means a pastry filling lol.

    Great find. It almost seems like something ingenious but most likely whoever wrote it simply screwed up the spelling.

    Man, if that was written that way on purpose it would have been even more amazing.

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  5. You know that I love me some Georgians, but bless ’em, spelling just isn’t their strong suit.

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  6. avatgardener

    tired traveler tests towel temptation. triumphs. turd tornado tops thanks.

  7. avatgardener

    I think the “scribble” is bad art of the water going down the hole of the crapper. Like a tornado.
    And the bad spelling? A lousy attempt to get your complete attention. Like when the restaurant nearby here spells the entree wrong to get me into the joint to complain. It doesn’t work, but they try, bless their hearts. Well, it did once, which is how I know that is their aim.

  8. Remember, she’s not paid for her ‘spelling’ aptitude, but how well the shitter smells, uh…looks, well, you get the picture. Perhaps you should share in the christmas spirit and give a ‘gift that keeps on giving.’ A scrabble board! But then, it makes me wonder, how many truckers actually try to correct her spelling??? Keep it between the lines good buddy.

  9. Up here its not just the hand written signs, there are painted signs with questionable English. My favorite:
    Deer Prosessing– Cut, rap, and froze– $75. Funny because it used to say Cut, rap and froze $50, and when his price went up he painted a new sign with only the price changed.

    Your post also reminded me of Harold’s, over by the federal pen. Yum. Salesman who took me there said “Its been here since 1947, and I think that’s the last time they mopped the floor”. Sliced pork BBQ, cole slaw, cornbread, a bowl of that ‘lips & tips’ stew they make, and sweet tea. $4.

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  10. Dont put cigette buts in boal
    Sweat tee
    Chicken Corn on Blue
    Orinj juce

  11. Brenda, Glad you liked it. And, I’m glad spelling isn’t a prereq to cooking well.

    NukeDad, I’m pretty sure you’re right. But I don’t want such a drink in the bathroom.

    ChurchPunkMom, I thought so, too.

    Chris, Thanks for the “fun with words” lesson!

    FreeMan, Yep. What is their strong suit? Football?

    AvatGardener, I don’t like thinking about turd tornadoes right before I eat, so I hope that wasn’t what was going on.

    Harlin, You do know what “good buddy” means in the trucking world, don’t you?

    ShieldMaiden, I LOVE me some Harold’s! Glad you got to sample divinity while in the ATL.

    JimBob, Thanks for the fond memories of our repair man in college, the best speller I’ve ever known.

  12. Maybe comade is spray to get rid of communists.
    I’m glad these signs are starting to make their way to the men’s room now too.
    Doesn’t it just make you want to dump random objects into the comade and flush!

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  13. Funny stuff sir. Here’s wishing you and your family a very happy holidays from Rickey!

  14. Why is everyone hating on Communists here?

    Happy Holidays, Father M!!

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  15. avatgardener

    Merry Christmas to Father Muskrat and his lucky family. Extended to this blog o sphere.

  16. Well Comade, Inc. is a wholesale distribution company that makes spithoods like this:

    Clearly the author of this sign was the victim of a well placed eye-shot of blood-borne pathogen-filled phlegm from a combative subject, belligerent drunk, overzealous holiday reveler, deranged hospital patient or inmate, and is giving a subtle hint to not “trash” companies that provide protection from such assaults.

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