Farmers are really hard to please. If its a sunny season, everyone says, "Oh, this is no good for the farmers. They need more rain!" Then, this year it rains, and everyone says, "Oh goodness! How are the farmers to plant anything! There's far too much rain!" I say, farmers are always going to complain. Maybe its just part of the farmer mystique. Maybe farmers secretly wanted to become computer programmers but were lured into farming by the siren song of the almighty dollar. I think its about time farmers worried about me. Have you ever heard a farmer say, "Oh no, its raining again! Tim is never going to be able to rollerblade to work now! He'll have to walk over a mile without an umbrella!" And then when its sunny, "Heavens to betsy! Tim will never make it to work without a sunburn. That boy is way too fair-skinned." That brings up another point I'd like to make. "Fair-skinned" is really a stupid expression, in my opinion. Whenever there is an evaluation to be made on a survey, the last two options are inevitably fair and poor. Fair really just means "not quite poor." I refuse to have my complexion debased like that. From now on I demand to be called "awesome-skinned."
Posted by mill1991 at June 5, 2004 9:38 AM