Only in the South

Yesterday I was at my desk working away and I could feel someone looking at me. I looked up to see Norm our building maintenance man. His arm was outstretched toward me. In his hand was a plastic bag full of disgusting looking matter.

It looked chewed tobacco or a sack of crap; maybe a blend of the two.

“Try some.”

“What is it Norm?”

“Homemade jerky”.

“Ah Norm, what kind of meat is it?”

“London broil baby…nothing but the finest”.

I reached in the bag, took out a piece and took a bite of the best jerky I ever tasted. Norm smiled and asked me how much I wanted to buy.

I put in an order for a pound, half peppery and half sweet.

I walked next door to my little young northern yankee secretary to explain what Norm had. I figured people didn’t walk around downtown Chicago where she is from with dried meat samples for sale.

I’ll have to give her credit. She was nibbling on a piece and put in a 2 pound order.

14 comments:

terri said...

Up here in the Great White North we are actually quite familiar with jerkey. I've got a brother-in-law who makes his own, although it's usually made out of venison which disgusts me. London broil sounds so much better!

Jay Gray said...

Mmm jerky! I love the stuff and can only imagine how good that tastes!!!

Judy said...

Julia loves beef jerky. Tom & I do too.

mr zig said...

mmm jerky!!!!! I love good jerky!

Reggie said...

Judy, I'll toss a bag in the suitcase.

Zig, can you eat it now or only dream about it?

Kuckie said...

OMG, I LOVE good jerky!!! One of Barry's friends sent some venison jerky home with him last year and I was addicted to the stuff...wish I were in your office right now....Hey, maybe we can trade chair massage for some jerky?? I could write it off as a business trip....LOL!!!

Ali said...

*drool*

I would have ordered a two pound bag too...mmmmm.

Jay said...

I found some really good jerky in Omaha, NE made out of Elk. It was very tasty. Some people thought it was too strong, but I liked it.

Michael said...

Mmmm... jerky goes good with sailing.

Jahooni said...

The saying goes... "Don't knock it until you try it!"

Braces and jerky = not fun.

Peach Pod said...

I always thought jerky was a Southern thing, too, until we lived in Michigan for a while. They actually have jerky stores there! Think about it, stores that only sell jerky. They have beef jerky, elk jerky, venison jerky, buffalo jerky and turkey jerky. It kind of freaked me out when I saw one of these stores for the first time.

IEAT_SNOWMANPOOP said...

I don't do jerky. I have never been able to get into that.

TerryC said...

Yeah, have you jerky lovers ever heard the saying, "you are what you eat"?

Reggie said...

Oh Terry...if they made calamari jerky you would be on board.