By Carol McCracken (Post # 2,548)
This afternoon a Free Range Fish & Lobster Co. delivery truck was leaving the popular for its low prices Irving gas station on West Commercial Street. The truck took a sharp right turn. Bang. Slam. Tires screeching to stop. Four large containers of lobsters slid off the back of the truck and hit the pavement – just missing the startled driver of a car right behind him, also leaving the busy gas station. The truck kept going and didn’t stop to everyone’s surprise.
It didn’t take long for folks to get it – soon a crowd began to assemble. They had a good opportunity to grab a free lobster or three for dinner tonight. People poured out of the gas station – picking up stranded lobsters. One women arrived from the K convenience store with a plastic bag to hold her bounty. Another man shouted “ouch” – (or something like that) – “that one bit me – not that one!”
But just then another truck from the same company pulled up to reclaim the lobsters who had survived the tumble. The driver started rounding them up and putting them back in their crates. That is the ones that hadn’t gotten away or been stolen. Eventually he continued the trip to the nearby fish store on the other side of West Commercial Street – minus a few lobsters.
No doubt this lobster crawl will be the best and brightest “foodie” event of 2016 and this blogger saw it all!