From the Austin American Statesmen – better than anything I could’ve have made up.
COMMENTARY: JOHN KELSO
Guns and gals should be an OK mix at Round Rock restaurant
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Hats off to those five Midland County sheriff’s deputies for showing their planning-ahead skills.
These are the guys who had the foresight to get their Christmas card photos taken early when they allegedly took pictures of a Twin Peaks waitress holding one of their service rifles in the restaurant parking lot.
In case you aren’t familiar with Twin Peaks, it’s a chain of restaurants similar to a “Northern Exposure” version of Hooters.
I would estimate about 127 percent of its clientele to be male, although I’m not sure who makes up the rest of the customer base.
Instead of skimpy T-shirts decorated with owls, the Twin Peaks waitresses wear eye-popping red- and black-checked logging tops. Oh, she’s a lumberjack, and she’s OK. Twin Peaks’ Web site tells us it’s “Twice As Much Fun As Other Restaurants.”
I went to lunch once at a Twin Peaks in South Austin, and they had a menu, but I don’t recall why. So this deputy thing sounds like a photography issue to me: overexposed, but not underdeveloped.
The Twin Peaks chain is located mostly in Texas. Guns and gals, in Texas? Who’da thunk it?
This Midland deputy flap started around 10 p.m. Monday when some party pooper (or in French, poopier de partie) called Round Rock police to report a woman in the parking lot holding what looked like a rifle.
Why would you call the cops about that? Doesn’t the Second Amendment protect a woman’s right to pack heat for a cheesecake photo?
It doesn’t? Well, dag nab it, it oughta.
And now the Midland deputies could face disorderly conduct charges and have been suspended, pending an investigation.
I think they should give the deputies a plaque. Or the Williamson County chamber of commerce types should get together, form a blue-ribbon committee, pay a consultant for a study (wait, that’s the Austin version), form a panel and build a bronze statue of these deputies and the Twin Peaks waitress depicting this historic rifle event.
Besides, doesn’t this qualify as a gun show?
See, Williamson County faces the bum rap of not being fun. This episode shows otherwise.
Twin Peaks in Round Rock is on Louis Henna Boulevard. Just the name “Louis Henna Boulevard” proves how much fun Williamson County is after dark. You know you’ve reached Disney World status when your streets are named after car dealers.
The bottom line is that it’s another feather in Williamson County’s party cap.
And don’t forget to tip your waitress. Especially if she’ll let you take a photo of her shooting a beer can.
John Kelso’s column appears on Sundays,
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