O, don’t you just hate that? You grab a package of cereal, ready to have breakfast the American way, only to find out somebody has used all of it and put back the empty package. Now with cereal, you can easily switch plans. You take a sandwich and then decorate it with all the lunchmeat you can find in your fridge. But what if you cannot switch plans? What if you were going for 12 Gauge shotgun shells and find an empty case? Where in the world would you buy new ammo?
Well, Bass Pro Shop that is (I am not being sponsored, but dear people of BPS, if you read this, I would be interested)! Not only named after the fish most commonly mistaken for my first name, but also the place to go for all your outdoor needs. When I say outdoor needs, I mean stuff to kill animals (fish, ducks and deer mainly). Barely any raincoats to be found, but a wide array of fishing rods, fake duck helmets, crossbows, boats and of course guns. I had seen guns before and people in the Netherlands go fishing as well, but the outdoor atmosphere of BPS was really something else. A few things baffled me:
- Guns and ammunition. I know it’s out there, I was prepared for it and it looks pretty cool, but it still is a whole different world to me.
- A fake duck helmet will cost you about $120. In my world, that’s a lot.
- If you go and buy hunting clothing, apparently white tennis shoes are still an option.
Thanks to NancyP for her cultural assignment. I liked your suggestions.
What is your favorite thing to buy at BPS (or a similar store)?