You’d Think It Should Be Easy, But You’d Be Wrong!

“Fight Stupidity And Bureaucracy”

 

One of my best friends is a farmer. Or was, he sold up a few years ago, tired of the long hours in all sorts of inclement weather. But he did it for many years and has a host of good stories about incidents that happened during that time.

He was a dairy farmer for a good part of his farming career. As a result he has a healthy respect, but also more than a little contempt for cows. In fact he says they are probably the stupidest animal he has ever come across. (He hasn’t met our dog that thinks it’s a cat yet!)

He says that a cow is probably the only animal that is stupid enough to get stuck behind a open gate. Actually I’ve seen this happen myself. If a field gate is partially open at least one of them will get between it and the hedge or fence and they don’t seem to be able to figure out how to reverse and take a new route out of the field.

If you’re having a laugh at that, good. It’s even funnier when you see it in person I assure you. But there’s something even stupider than the cow I fear. That is people, some people! Take this lady in the video below.

All she has to do is reverse her car out of the garage.

Simple?

Of course not!

Have a look (I’m not sure I would like her driving my kids around, would you?)

(Acknowledgements and thanks to Pradeep for finding this one)




2 thoughts on “You’d Think It Should Be Easy, But You’d Be Wrong!

    • LOLOL Good old Daisey! Actually that’s not so unusual as the video clip makes out. Cows can and do open closed gates, we used to have to put a bit of wire through the hole in the latch to prevent them opening it (see pic http://www.johnunderwoods.co.uk/gallery.php?c=38&p=719&ph=1048 ).
      The curious thing is they can sometimes open a closed gate but still get stuck behind an open one.
      (Btw, that farm is in South Armagh in Northern Ireland, looks nice now but it used to be known as bandit country!)

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