Monday, June 29, 2009

Mennonite Hot Rods

We spent the weekend in Mennonite country not far from Toronto. As we were enjoying a lovely day tootling around shopping for antiques and rocking chairs (well, I was shopping, Hubby was enduring), a young Mennonite man with his shirt sleeves rolled up to his elbows drove by in his horse-draw cart.

Sporting car bucket seats.

"Huh," says I. "I suppose they're comfortable."

It was only when a second horse-drawn cart with car bucket seats holding two more young Mennonite guys drove by that it occured to me that I might be witnessing the Mennonite equivalents of hot rods.

Then another thing occurred to me.

You can keep your brooding, pale, angst-ridden vampire guys. I'd rather have sun-bronzed, good-looking, forearm-bearing young farmers.


Maureen McGowan said...

LOL. I've been stuck behind plenty of buggies in that area, but never noticed one with bucket seats. Brilliant.

Michelle Styles said...

Yes, that is the trouble with vampires -- they tend to be rather unhealthy looking...

I wonder if bucket seats are more comfortable on the behind...