Posted 04-19-2004 at 09:30:01
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Just my thoughts.... I thought I'd write them down for a change. Then I thought, why not share them with you folks?
Welcome to the country!
Feel free to come over and BS with me, chances are pretty good that I'll stop to chat for a few minutes. But please understand that there are days that I just don't have time to stop. I'm not being snooty, I just need to get whatever it is done before it rains(gets dark, is milking time, ect.)
No I don't mind the extra traffic, but please realise that this is the country, my dog is loose, the ducks go where they want and cattle do get out (trust me, I wish they didn't!). remember, it's a speed LIMIT, not a speed MINIMUM.
I understand that accidents happen. But when your daughters greaseball boyfriend tries to run down one of my cats...while I'm out in the yard where I can see it. Lets just say I'm not impressed.
I was however impressed the other day when her new boyfriend actually stopped and honked the horn to get the chickens off the road. That made me want to go shake his hand and say thank you. I didn't, because he'd probably think I was nuts, but it's the thought that counts, right?
Don't be afraid to ask for help. I will if I can. You're snowed in, stuck? No problem, give me a minute, I'll plow/pull you out, thats what neighbors are for. I'll take compensation if you insist, but will never ask for it. I'd rather not take it actually. Heck, I may need help some day too. Then you can pay me back. Sure, I like money. Who doesn't? But I don't feel the need to charge for everything.
Please keep in mind that we're used to quiet, but we do make noise. I will try not to work in that field right next to your house in the evening. IF you don't make a lot of noise when I'm trying to rest in the evening. Trust me, my big old Case tractor is alot louder than your kid's ATV. I can and will work that field at night if he runs that thing when I'm trying to sleep!
And no, I can't keep the cats out of your garbage! The dog yes, but the cat? Come on, can you train a cat!?!
Once again, welcome to the country, I hope we can be friends. It's just easier on both of us than being enemies.