Why Buc-ee’s Brings Me Down

Noel Holston
3 min readMay 16, 2024

It’s not the end of the world, but it sure looks like a warning sign

A bronzed Buc-ee invites you to come inside and fall down a rabbit hole. Photo by Noel Holston (Author)

I ventured into a Buc-ee’s for the first time recently. It was bustling with men, women and children who looked as delighted as if they were about to ride Dumbo at Walt Disney World.

Me? I used one of Buc-ee’s celebrated clean restrooms and hustled back to my car — depressed.