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I was in the barber shop the other day and posted on the wall was a small inconspicuious sign that read "Cows come and cows go, but the bull in here goes on forever". I'd been in this shop several times before and hadn't noticed it, and the reason I saw the sign at all this time was it was a busy morning so I had plenty of time to gaze around the shop walls and listen to the local conversation.
The conversation centered around the previous nights pro football game, farm prices... one fellow mentioned that corn was up 24 cents that morning... Concern over immature corn and freezing in Illinois and Indiana was the reason as near as I could tell, and yield of beans per acre dry vs. irrigated interested me. Wonder as to why fuel is $.15 cents a gallon cheaper in Lexington than Arapahoe, and disgust that law enforcement seems to sit near the elevators and pick on farmers vehicles during harvest were other topics.
This was the second time in just a couple days that I'd heard of stepped up enforcement for unsafe and/or overweight trucks. Since I don't know the farmers side of the story really, I'm not going to "weigh-in" (pun intended) on the subject other than to say that I hope those with safety issues take the rest of us on the road into consideration and maybe stick to the back roads. Of course, there is likely a lot more to the story that I don't know about yet, so please let me know what I overlook.
You sure can get a quick assessment of the goings on at a barber shop. Stories and opinions come from every point of view, and the good thing is everybody will at least listen. A barber has to be the perfect listener knowing when to agree, and always knowing the best way to disagree. I like to call it chair side manner.
One thing's for sure... at the barber shop, the bull really does go on forever.