Today we purchased a small candle holder at Marshall's to use in an interview set we were doing. The candle holder resembled an oil rig, or perhaps the Eiffel Tower, but it was very clearly, a candle holder. To make this matter even clearer, we also purchased a candle.
Here's a shot of the candle holder:
And here's a shot of the candle holder in action:
I give you these two images because I want you to understand why it struck me as funny when the checkout lady, a matronly woman in her forties, rang up the candle, grabbed the candle holder, looked at me, and said 'what the heck's this?'
'It's a candle holder. It's for the candle.'
'It looks like an oil rig.'
'Yeah, it does, that's why we like it. We also thought it looked a little like the Eiffel Tower.'
'Or an oil rig.'
'Yeah. Or an oil rig.'
The lady checked it through, handed it back to me, looked me in the eye, and said, 'It's a Texas thing. Put a chicken on top of it.'
I really, really, really don't know what that means.