By Paul Frysh
You might be a redneck if the first thing you did after visiting the Jeff Foxworthy Store at the Tanger Outlet Mall in Locust Grove, is call your wife and tell her about the camouflage lingerie.
That's what Cindy Lusk's husband did after visiting the store last Friday. “I'm not gonna tell you what I said,” said Lusk, shaking her head. She visited the store later that day with her husband and left with, among other things, a sign that said, “We interrupt this marriage to bring you the college football season.” It hangs in the bedroom, said Lusk.
The Foxworthy Store, named after Hapeville native, Jeff Foxworthy is full of the comedian's famous one liners on signs, tee-shirts and figurines. You can pick up a copy of Foxworthy's many dvd recordings, red-neck dictionary as well as faux deer heads, bear heads, hitch covers and beer cozies.
Lusk's friend, Whitney Bailey was in the store shopping for her boyfriend who she described as a “...true, blue redneck.” “He went to Kansas for the whole first week of November, just to shoot a bunch of birds,” said Bailey. “He'd have camouflage all over the house if he could, but I've limited him to one room.”
The store has men's underwear too. Like the boxers Carol Bethune bought for her daughter's boyfriend that said, “You might be a redneck if you have more money in your deer stand than you you have in your house.”
Best sellers include the red-neck dictionary, the signs and the videos which play on screens around the store, according to Jennifer O'Neal of McDonough, who has worked at the store since before they opened for business on Nov. 9. More risque material like the Blue Comedy Tour, stays on mute, said O'Neal.
Debby Bowen was up from Columbus to do some Christmas shopping at Tanger Outlets in Locust Grove, when she saw the store for the first time. She couldn't resist going in and eventually left with a sign for her husband that said “A race fan and a normal person live here.” Her husband, said Bowen, is the race fan.