Tales of the Midwest: Cocktail Sauce

Jim Dee
Jim Dee
Oct 5, 2017 · 6 min read
Photo atop piece is adapted from this photo by Mike Gassmann (Flickr, Creative Commons).

You might be a Midwesterner if … You think that ketchup is a little too spicy, and that mustard is an ethnic food.

~Internet humor post

I love a good condiment story, don’t you? When was it… Oh, just a few years ago, I read about a West Virginia man who had driven off an embankment in the wintertime. His car went into a ravine of sorts and it took people a week to find him. But, he was alive and well. It turns out the man survived on ketchup packets from the floor of his car. I remember thinking, “Damn, how many ketchup packets did the guy have in there?” And, by the way, West Virginia gets a special exemption in my book. That is to say, I include them in my definition of Midwestern. They’re just a mountainous variety.



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Tales, rants, observations — blog of Jim Dee, long-haired smart ass, self-employed web developer, hyper-creative writer, musician, renaissance man, defiant, prone to philosophization, as-always a pyro, ever-frustrated cat owner, free agent, bandanna wearer.

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Web guy at ArrayWebDevelopment.com; author of books & blogs. See: JPDbooks.com.

Hawthorne Crow

Tales, rants, observations — blog of Jim Dee, long-haired smart ass, self-employed web developer, hyper-creative writer, musician, renaissance man, defiant, prone to philosophization, as-always a pyro, ever-frustrated cat owner, free agent, bandanna wearer.

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