Old guys with too many stories are such a pain when they’re in the front of the line at Casey’s

By CHUCK OFFENBURGER

HANNIBAL, Mo., March 16, 2022 —Old guys with too many stories can be such a pain when they wind up in the front of the line in a busy convenience store, you know?

So, here at Casey’s in Hannibal MO this morning, young Vanessa, looked up and said, “Do you need a lid for that coffee, sir?”

No thank you, I said, I’m going to pour it in my mug out in the car.

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Casey’s in Hannibal, Missouri.

“O.K.,” she said. “Do you have Casey’s Rewards?”

No, I answered, but I know Don Lamberti, and in fact, I knew Kurvin C. Fish, too.

“I don’t know who they are,” she said.

Well, I said, they’re Casey’s founders.

“Really!” Vanessa said.

Think about it, I said. Kurvin C. Fish. Take the first two initials: K.C. Say ‘em slow: KC. Or: Ca-sey. Now, Casey’s!

“That is SO interesting!” Vanessa said. “Next!”

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