Village Idiot Crowning

March 31, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm UTC Timezone
Story Inn Tavern
6404 State Road 135 South
IN 47448
Story Inn

We will crown our new idiot on March 31st. Come hang out with us all day and cast your ballet before 6pm. We will announce our new Village Idiot in the tavern at 7pm!!

The new idiot, and some past Story Village Idiots, will be there sharing stories and lots of laughs. We can’t wait to have a great time with everyone and celebrate!


Who would you like to see crowned as the 2019 Story Inn Village Idiot? Tell us who and why!

“VILLAGE IDIOT” is March 31st! Limited time to cast your ballot!

The town of Story does not have a mayor, town counsel, or any other form of government. But democracy is alive and well in this southern Indiana hamlet. For as far back as people can remember, “Village Elders” a/k/a tavern regulars have conferred on April 1 of each year to elect a “Village Idiot”. “It’s a tribute to the fermentation process” says Rick Hofstetter, co-owner of the Story Inn, the town’s only employer.

There are few requirements to stand for election. One must, at some point, have been a customer or employee of the Story Inn, and to have done something very stupid. One does not need to be a “natural born idiot”. Anyone who has been a customer is qualified to vote, and in true Chicago fashion, one many vote early, and often.
Customers many submit ballots to the bartender, or you may submit your ballot HERE.

Past “Idiot” nominees have included the following:
• A Story bartender who set her own hair on fire as she was attempting to tame her coiffure with hairspray. (The unfortunate incident did not persuade her to give up smoking.)
• A Story patron who took the blame for her Great Dane’s flatulence, so that her husband wouldn’t make it sleep outside.
• A tavern regular who somehow managed to run over her own foot with her own truck.
• A Story employee who, while learning to hunt with a bow and arrow, brought down his own Chevy Cavalier.
• A bar patron (with an engineering degree from Purdue, no less) who filled a kiddie pool on the wood deck behind his house. The weight of the water (8.3 lbs./gallon x 1000) caused the deck to separate from his house and collapse into a heap of twisted lumber.
• A Story Inn server who attempted to verify the authenticity of a Story Inn gift certificate by repeatedly calling the Story Inn from the Story Inn’s front desk. She could not understand why the other line kept ringing when she called out.
• A wine dinner guest who drank the dump bucket on a bet from his wife.
• A bar patron who mistakenly took his dog’s mange medicine; his wife claims it fixed a weak patch on his beard.
• A newly married couple who stepped out of their cottage to cool off after a dip in the hot tub. When they discovered that the door had locked behind them, she sent her husband to the front desk to get a new key, at the peak of the dinner rush, clad only in a bath towel.
• A frequent guest who proved herself worthy of her blond hair by embarking on a cross-country road trip, leaving her sandwiches on the roof of the car.
• A musician who hit a cow on his way to perform at the Story Inn. (The cow was unharmed. However, his Honda Civic needed a new side mirror.)

Help us to locate a suitable new candidate! The winner will receive a $100 bar tab, as well as bragging rights!

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