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Goats, gripes, and grasping for greatness
Livin' the 'Merican Dream (It's backhoe time again!) 
11th-Aug-2016 09:33 am
I love the intersection of the consumer culture and the farm culture here in America. I love that I can call my choice of three different local business and order a backhoe rental - complete with delivery/pick-up - for less than $500 for a weekend. Just an address and a credit card is all I need to live the John Deere* dream.

Actually, I really love the idea that, with a credit card and a delivery address, I could get just about anything sent to my house within about three days. Amazon Prime only enlarged what was already true about so many things. Need earth-moving equipment? Goats? Food? How about 12 dozen balloons and a guy in a gorilla suit singing Happy Birthday? Anything can be yours here in America, land of consumerism (and poor taste).

*Actually, it's a "Wacker Neuson" brand, but that doesn't ring the same.
24th-Aug-2016 11:08 pm (UTC)
and the same card, and a bit more cash, will get you a 60,000 lb excavator. Its amazing what they will rent to a homeowner.
25th-Aug-2016 01:43 am (UTC)
Indeed! We do live in amazing times!
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