"...The Parrot Inn was cramped, even by the standards of eastern Carey County. The bar was comprised of a small cinderblock building that had originally been conceived as a small auto repair shop, but had found a new life as a local watering hole some twenty-odd years ago. The parking lot was gravel; and on a weekend night like this one, the pickup trucks, hot rods, and fading clunkers of its patrons were parked at odd angles to make use of the limited space. The interior was plain but somehow homey from the perspective of the bar’s regulars. A mishmash of old license plates and antique signs decorated the walls. An old jukebox filled with 1980’s rock and country music occupied one corner...."