Tuesday, July 26, 2011
A country cow compliment even. No not for me, for John. I guess John should know a little about cattle since he has owned some since he was sixteen and now he is--- well he is old enough to know better. I think the ultimate compliment for a country man is for another country man to ask him to go to the auction and buy cattle for him. Not pay for them of course but to pick them out and bid on them. John's landlord called him and ask him to do this. He wants to replace some of his old cows with younger ones. He wanted John to use his big truck and trailer and buy them and haul them but John declined this part as he has Macular Degeneration and doesn't see to back trailers like he once could. So the land lord engaged a grandson to go with him to meet John so he could haul the cattle to his place west of San Antonio. John bought six cows for him. He was wanting five and John bid on a sixth one he liked. John told him he would buy that one if he didn't want it when he ask John why he bought that one that he didn't want. Then he decided he did like it and he did want it. So they took them to his place to "locate" with the old cows that are used to the place and then when the new cows get used to the place he will sell the old cows. Now to me this is the funny part. The landlord didn't even offer to buy John a coke while he bought one for himself and his granson. John tells me you think I'm tight (won't spend money) this landlord squeaks when he walks. John said when they were ready to part ways the landlord shook his hand and said much ablides, a country way of saying thank you. John ask me if I had ever heard that expression before. Yes I have but it's been a long long time since I have heard it or thought of it.