Humble Rants 26 December 2012

Posted Wednesday, December 26, 2012 in Opinion

Humble Rants 26 December 2012

by Robert Skoglund aka The humble Farmer

Someone raised a fuss about a Maine man who allegedly told his staff that he wanted new women employees to be hired on the basis of certain physiological attributes. 

Everyone knows that men and women are both hired on the basis of their height and weight and other physical characteristics but we aren’t supposed to admit it or even talk about these things.

It’s always been that way. If you were to climb over the gunnels of a boat with a sword in your hand to loot and plunder would you want me leading the charge? Ever since men with clubs and swords started robbing their neighbors, tall men have always made more money than short men.

And as for women employees --- how many scarecrows have you seen on TV serving up your news and weather?  Although some things are never mentioned, any old man with eyes will tell you that brains and the ability to read are obviously not the only determining factors when contracts are signed. 


We read that some children on the way to a sporting event in Maine did not make a bathroom stop, and the ensuing pain and distress warranted the dismissal of the coach and a report of the incident in the local paper.

Ever travel with a friend who easily drives 300 miles without stopping? You don’t get in his car a second time without being prepared.

One of life’s little lessons is learning how to pace yourself when traveling, and the sooner you learn this the easier your life will be.

You might want to remember this bus incident the next time someone tells you that sports don’t prepare one for the real world.


This morning I was reading up on cults. Many define a cult as “Any small group of people that believes something I don’t.”  We have so many friends and relatives who belong to cults that it doesn’t hurt to learn a bit more about what fuels them.  

But then I read that the individual members of the cult soon learn that they “can't do nothing right.” They can't hang out the wash correctly or make a bed properly or even dress themselves appropriately before going into town.   Having discovered that belonging to a cult is no different than being married to a Type A woman, I have chosen to terminate my studies until further notice.

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