You Won’t Believe The Insane Line To See Gov Abbott In Amarillo
Recently I wrote about how annoying the political text messages have become. It's to the point that I'm even getting text messages for the wrong person. Today, though, I got a text about Governor Abbott making an appearance in Yellow City, so I decided to go check it out.
I never made it through the door. You won't believe how insanely long that line was.
Governor Abbott At Youngblood's Cafe In Amarillo
I enjoy Youngblood's Cafe. I've eaten there on occasion, and thought I would show up a little early and see if I could maybe grab a bite and then see what the Gov. Abbott road show had to offer.
As you can see, the line to get in was pretty intense. Keep in mind, this was roughly thirty minutes before the show started. I've only seen Amarillo show up this early for some Sod Poodles games.
The line wrapped around the block, and while I stood there it just kept getting even longer.
A Lot Of Good Questions Were Raised
Standing in line, I overheard a man in an Abbott shirt ask another man in an Abbott shirt the obvious question. Why in the world did they decide to have the event there.
I understand that it's a possible boon to Youngblood's. If I were a business owner, I imagine I would be happy with the traffic. That's a lot of people connecting you to "their man," so to speak.
Political leanings aside, it makes sense.
From a logistics point though, squeezing that many people into such a space had to be a little bit tricky. Congrats, I suppose, to those who decided to wait it out and stand in line. At least the weather was nice.
I've Got Things To Do...
...is what I told one of the guys wearing an Abbott shirt behind me, before making the long walk back to my car. I had to park on the next block over, around the corner.
Pulling away, I couldn't say I was surprised. It doesn't take a political rocket scientist to figure out which way the pendulum swings around here.
Tonight, there are more events being planned. I'm sure you're aware though, as you've probably gotten the text message about it.