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Sick sick sick I say....
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Cindi    Posted 08-03-2003 at 17:37:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am sick of this. Nobody ever lets me help them. I have gone to my neighbors I don't know how many dang times because I needed help with something. I'm not even entirely sure if that's altogether true, many times they sense I need help with something and are there before I ask. Rotten neighbors (Lol!)

One of my neighbors got stuck in the mud this afternoon. He's the one who gave us the fiberglass tank for our feed. Despite my extreme mud phobia, I offered to help....

"No....no.....that's okay....I got it." Big smile.

He's also the one who pulled our tractor and trailer full of oranges out of the mud last year.

I came home from town and what do I see, but Joe's cows scattered all over the road, not three hundred yards from the highway, all over some man's orange grove. I crept past at about three miles an hour so as not to spook them, even made Jill turn off the radio. They eyed me the whole while I ooched past, I just knew they were going to spook and run for the highway. Whew. They didn't.

Here comes Joe in his jeep.

"Can we help you get your cows back?" I asked politely. I didn't 'offer'. I practically pleaded. He's the guy who gave me Rocky, the escape artist steer....

"No....no....that's okay....I got it." Big smile.

"Well, you know I have that one cow...so I'm a pretty fair hand at managing cattle." I laughed and he grinned and turned red.

"Oh yeah, I imagine you're up there with the best of them wranglers and all, but I got it, thank you anyway."

Grrrr.

I wasn't about to get down on my knees and beg.

I will lose sleep tonight wondering how he collected all those cows by himself and them scattered like a handful of jelly beans tossed carelessly into the bed of a pickup truck.

Am I going about it the wrong way? I still wonder if I should have insisted.



dale b [ ontario canada ]    Posted 08-05-2003 at 09:13:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
this might be another angle...

no one LIKES to be caught making a mistake.most would just rather deal with it them selves, but once they get the help from a stubbern neighbour they sure do appreciate the help.

im speaking from experience on both sides....
just jump in next time....
dale b


newgen    Posted 08-04-2003 at 06:05:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Or--here's another angle Cindi--maybe it's one of those "no means yes" type answers--admittedly a "gender thing" LOL


RichZ    Posted 08-04-2003 at 05:59:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cindi, like a lot of others have said, some guys just can't admit that a they need a women's health. I don't understand that mtself, but my wife always says that I'm not a typical guy.

Instead of asking, I always just go ahead and help a neighbor. Where we live people seldom ask for help, or ask permission to help, but we always seems to just help each other.


Farmer Gene (WI)    Posted 08-04-2003 at 02:33:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't ask, just help. Misery loves company.


Ron,Ar    Posted 08-03-2003 at 19:16:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
You are smart enough to figure that one out. Let me give ya an example.
32 yrs. ago my father bought a registered Arabian stallion from some folks that raised them. Their two daughters delivered him to dads house. They told him, " he is sorta hard to load in a trailer, when ya get ready to move him to the farm, call us, we will help".
Dad got ready to load him, had the trailer parked out by the road in front of God and everybody. Mother told him to call the girls but he said "I don't need no help from no girls to load no horse". Just to make a long story short, he got the horse loaded but it was after a broken neck (the horses).
Now ya got it figgered out?


Cindi    Posted 08-03-2003 at 19:21:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are you suggesting, as someone pointed out earlier that it may have been.....dun dun dun duuuunnn.....

TESTOSTERONE POISONING?


C Kulig    Posted 08-03-2003 at 19:32:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
"TESTOSTERONE POISONING?"
I think you're right.
I also think I need to see a doctor, do you think he can help? Or do I have to see a woman doctor?
Chad


Ron,Ar    Posted 08-03-2003 at 19:28:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
he he he I remind him of that story everytime I go back home. I was off in the service at the time. I went to school with those two girls. He KNEW they knew horses as well as anyone.
I'll tell ya about the time he pulled a horses tail off sometime. true story too.


Cindi    Posted 08-03-2003 at 20:17:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ron, not to make light of your story, that must have been awful for him, but I wanted to make sure I understood you. It's a man thing?

Chad....I think it goes away with time, or at least lessens in severity and becomes more managable. (grin)


Ron,Ar    Posted 08-03-2003 at 20:31:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
yep, ya got it right. some guys just don't want a gals help. Or won't admit they need it. But then I know a few women who don't like being called "gal".


Cindi    Posted 08-03-2003 at 20:55:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
As long as it's not short for 'gal-loping idiot' or something I have no problem with it. It's the redneck version of girl, isn't it? Heck at my age that's a compliment.


Ret    Posted 08-03-2003 at 17:45:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
You made me laugh, just thinking that by your posts most of the time what ever you touch turns to s***. Neighbors must really know you, and don't want some kind of castrophe happening to them. Just kidding


Cindi    Posted 08-03-2003 at 18:52:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now you made me laugh!

I don't think any of them have interent access.

Now to be fair, not EVERYTHING I touch turns to sh*t. I do have some success stories, but who wants to hear THAT crap.

Hey.....guess what guys! I did something RIGHT today!

Oh big whoop, go toot your horn somewhere's else. Lol!


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