Friday, August 17, 2012

Spiking Cannons


We hit a couple of farm stands yesterday over in another county. They were lovely places, with a mouth-watering assortment of fruits and vegetables, all lush and lovely and tempting.

When we arrived at the first stand a very "big city" sort of fellow was giving the cashier a hard time. It was embarrassing to even witness, he was so off-the-charts rude and abusive. As we shopped for sweet corn to freeze, he and his party continued to harass the poor lady.

Then one carload took off while the other distracted her. 

They neglected to pay for some of what they took.

I think we were as upset as she was. There is no need for people driving a car that fancy to team up to steal from farm folk. There is no need to bring nasty-rude out to the sticks and spread it around thick as slurry on a hay field.

We commiserated while we paid for our veggies, then headed a ways away to another spot. And there they were again.

It took a few minutes to edge up to a managerial looking person and drop a whispered aside about what we had witnessed a few miles earlier, but I don't think they got out of that place with anything that didn't belong to them. I was irritated all afternoon though.

12 comments:

June said...

That behavior is just lousy.
I'm glad you were on hand to pass the word about them.

Reddunappy said...

When people that have money act like that, its just a cruel game. Stupid people.

joated said...

A sharp knife and some tire stems is all I'm saying.

Rev. Paul said...

You did the right thing, but don't let them steal your peace - they're not worth it.

Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

That type of behavior is so irritating. I'm sure they could afford the asking price.

Not related, but thought you might like this video of a Jersey dairy out here, it's been tough for him but he found a way to keep his cows.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CibpGNSS3T8&feature=relmfu

Ruth said...

Arg, I hate people like that...

Cathy said...

I detest the term 'petty theft.'

What people like this do to our sense of well-being . . . our sense of fair play and our trust in the comity of human interaction . .

I'm with joated . . .

threecollie said...

June, there was a certain satisfaction on one hand and on the other I felt very uncomfortable. It would have been worse to just drive away though

Reddun, they bothered me on so many levels

Joated, that brought a smile to my face, I'll tell you!

Rev. Paul, I know you are right, but they made me feel dirty sort of. Stuff like that is why I stay up here on this hill so much and hate to go anywhere.

Nita, they certainly could. I think it was a superiority thing, as in, look what we can get away with, with these dumb hicks. Sure made me mad. thanks for the video, very cool

Ruth, likewise...a lot....

Cathy, you said it. I was starting to shake off the unease they left me with, then I heard yesterday that one of our dearest friends home was burglarized while they were working on their farm, another family place like ours. I am sick for them and concerned as well. We need a guard dog!

Terry and Linda said...

GOOD FOR YOU!!!! I believe in KARMA, the only bad part of KARMA is it sometimes takes too long and the person who receives it never seems to understand WHY!!!!

LOVE YOUR HEADER! What a beautiful cow, with such 'intent to get there' on her face!


Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

threecollie said...

Linda, thanks! She is always all business, beautiful Broadway. She was headed to a pile of feed. lol

Cathy said...

" . . while they were working on their farm . ."

Seeing red. I'm thinking of getting a pistol . . I don't even know what you call different guns . . but swear to God . . I'm so filled with rage when I hear stories like this . .

BTW . . Keith has guns . . knows how to use them . . I've only fired a rifle a few times.

threecollie said...

Cathy, I am still fuming over the whole incident. We want to go down and get another bushel of corn, but I cringe... We have guns too, and most of us use them. Many of my extended family have CC permits and do carry. I have always been too busy milking cows to take the course, but I would if it occurred at a different time of day.