Saturday, June 14, 2014

Floating Obliviates

I don't always know what I want. But once I settle on something, I want to get there and get it done. It's a curse...

Waiting for a parking and wife exit the store, open their trunk, load their stuff, get in the car...and sit. Put the damn key in the ignition, turn it, slide the shifter into reverse and move.

Walking down the hall...I'm walking down the hall guessed it... I have somewhere to go. But no. I can't get there because three women, failing to adhere to the universal (American) law of stay to the right, spread across the 12 foot aisle and saunter along, yacking like a flock of old hens. Don't try to pass on the left, the left most hen will sway into your path blocking your passing lane, veer to the right? Nice try, the right most hen will do the same. If you are walking down the hall, at least, pretend like you have somewhere to go.

Shopping...I go to the store to get stuff, right? I have a pretty good idea of what I need, and unless the store has rearranged itself, like it is wont to do, since the last time I forced myself to go shopping, I know where it all is. But NO! Aisles are packed with Floating Obliviates, veering back and forth across the aisle in a dazed stupor, as if they accidentally found themselves in this retail establishment and are still wandering (and wondering) what it is they are there for.

Rule for Farming (or really anything one tries to do)

Rule for Farming (or really anything one tries to do)

Follow these rules and it will lead to success or at least help one justify not achieving success/

1. Most deadlines are completely arbitrary.

Plant tomatoes starting in May in Arkansas. Except for this one. This is pretty much a sure bet unless one wants to overcome April 13th frosts. And taxes, the tax deadline is pretty much a solid deadline. But those are the only two I can think of right now.

2. You will never get completely done. There will always be something left to do or something you've completed before will change and turn to crap and have to be redone. I believe the proliferation of machines on the farm and in other walks of life is due to humankind attempting to over come this law. We are seeking a machine that will help us get completely done with something faster so we can sit and enjoy (s) the results of our labor, or more likely, try to find something else to do.

3. If you don't do anything, nothing will get done.Sometimes, we don't know where to start, or we've invested money enough to do it all, but realize we'll fail. Not doing anything will almost surely mean you won't get there.

4. If you do something, something will get done. Just because you can't do it all doesn't mean something shouldn't be done at all.