I feel like if you live anywhere besides the South, you always hear horror stories about the whole region.
And if you are one of those people, some of the claims are very valid.
I mean you’re always reading some crazy stuff about a “Florida man” in the news, and then there’s always those inbred jokes about a bunch of hillbillies that circulate all over the region.
As a South Carolinian, I’ll be the first to tell you, it’s not all that bad.
However, every once in a while, you get a headline that just makes you shake your damn head. Like, come on, man… you’re not doing us any favors.
And that includes this doozy of a headline I’ve seen out of a small Louisiana town. Seriously, you can’t make this up…
Deep down in da Bayou (saying that in my best Adam Sandler Waterboy voice), sits Mamou, Louisiana.
Now I assume there’s not much in ol’ Mamou, but if you go, you’ll find a nice, little rundown trailer park. But this isn’t the trailer park you’d hear in a Sammy Kershaw song… this trailer park is strictly for swingers.
Yep, that’s right… swingers only.
Named “Tee Boi’s Swinger Trailer Park,” the catchy motto is: “Bring your house and share your spouse.”
And according to owner David Aucoin, the trailer park is filling up:
“You can come to Mamou for many good things. This will be one of them.
Live free and don’t be scared of it. There’s a big community of it. I think a bunch of them aren’t shy. The ones that are shy, hell with them. Roll with it. It’s a good thing compared to most things.
We have got some from Pennsylvania, we have got some from Arkansas, of course all around Acadiana, all around Mamou, Ville Platte, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Slidell.
We have text messages from all over the country. It’s mind-boggling.”
He really loses me when he says, “It’s a good thing compared to most things.” Like what? Black tar heroin? High gas prices?
A real smooth talkin’ salesmen, this guy…
He also went in-depth on how the process works:
“Most of them call or text just to see if it’s real, just to see if somebody is going to answer because they’ll say, ‘Oh, no. Nobody is there. It’s not a real number.’ Or they’ll get on Facebook and say, ‘Oh, it’s not a real number.’
I got on there and said, ‘I’d be a fat frog’s butt if it’s not a real number.
Everybody starts calling, and they start calling, ‘Hey, what’s y’all’s address? Is this in Mamou? Where is this at?’ Yes, it is.”
And for all of the haters out there, Aucoin has a message for you:
“Sucks to be them. There’s no reason to get mad at anybody for their preference. They’re not out here hurting nobody. Nobody is selling drugs here.
People just want to have a good time, enjoy themselves the way they want to. That’s perfectly what it is.”
Can’t argue with that Tee Boi…
Not gonna lie, the more I read into this, the more I keep thinking…
Was Sammy Kershaw and the queen of his double-wide trailer in a love triangle with Earl? The Charlie Daniels of the torque wrench? We’re they swingin’ at Tee Boi’s and that’s why Earl had to die?
Kershaw is a Louisiana native too… I just found my next conspiracy theory…