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Slow to learn, or just stupid?

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ShadetreeRet

11-10-2012 21:57:06
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Not exactly a rant, but---My next door neighbor was working a patch of ground across the road from me this morning, so I stepped over to say howdy. It's funny, we live next door, (well, you know how a country "next door" is, about two hundred yards or so), but we don't get to speak to each other but every few months. He goes by the house sometimes half dozen time a day or more but always in his truck or one of his tractors. (I found out he has four, all John Deeres), I didn't recognize the one he was using this morning, so I mentioned it, said he has had it two or three years, can't remember the series but he said it will pull two sixteens with ease. Anyway, he said, "Turned it upside down the other day." I said, "What happened?" "Well,I was working on the creek bank and got into a bad spot and it rolled over into the creek." I asked, "Did you jump off?" "Yeah, it threw me off." "Turned one over on its side a few years ago, threw me off into a brush pile." I thought, this fool turned one over a few years ago, and now he's done it again, and he is still walking! Of course this same man struck a match t a brush pile about six feet high and twenty feet diameter a few years ago and went off and left it burning---Less than 50ft. from an old log tobacco barn. Set another on fire close to another barn and almost lost his horse, did lose the barn. About twenty five years ago, I got up one night about one o'clock in the morning to use the bathroom and noticed fire behind his house. He had been burning brush and left it, it had eaten through the grass and set a pile of firewood ablaze. I had to go wake him up on that one. I am sure we have all known someone like this, but you just can't help but wonder, how in the heck do they get by without more serious consequences? Okay, I'm done now.

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donjr

11-11-2012 12:33:43
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 Re: Slow to learn, or just stupid? in reply to ShadetreeRet, 11-10-2012 21:57:06  
Give 'im a sign.....



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BDT in Minnesota

11-11-2012 09:25:04
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 Re: Slow to learn, or just stupid? in reply to Mike in MI, 11-10-2012 21:57:06  
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Stan; You would need a Stupidometer and the Proper Sevice Manuals for a start.... :roll:



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Don-Wi

11-11-2012 08:52:49
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 Re: Slow to learn, or just stupid? in reply to ShadetreeRet, 11-10-2012 21:57:06  
We've just got the nieghbor that has failed to get his crop in year after year. No cows so nothing ot feed, but he'll plant corn in July and combine in February (if the snow isn't too deep) and this year he planted barley in late july/early august. He swathed it about 3 weeks ago now (swathed the weeds anyway) and now is waiting for it to dry out, as we've had rain on & off since the day after he cut.

He also planted a sorgum/soybean forage mix on some other land even later. Never got it off in time, and yesterday he was working it under.

He's got a white 2-135 in the shed that had a cab fire a few years ago. Can't ever get a replacement cab tho cause he doesn't ever have any money- I think because he keeps spending it on fuel and seed that he'll never get a harvest from... We bought our seed from him (he's a Jung dealer) this year and he keeps talking about paying the bill, but Dad still hasn't gotten the paper bill. He just wants us to take his word for it...

Every year is something.

Donovan from Wisconsin

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37Chief

11-11-2012 07:37:37
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 Re: Slow to learn, or just stupid? in reply to ShadetreeRet, 11-10-2012 21:57:06  
Someone once said, you can't fix stupid. Stan



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Rick Kr

11-11-2012 06:27:09
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 Re: Slow to learn, or just stupid? in reply to ShadetreeRet, 11-10-2012 21:57:06  
You must live two houses down from me, that sounds like my neighbor!!!!
Rick



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ErnieD

11-11-2012 05:32:38
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 Re: Slow to learn, or just stupid? in reply to ShadetreeRet, 11-10-2012 21:57:06  
30 years experience is preferable to 30 years of 1 year experience.



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ericlb

11-11-2012 05:10:26
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 Re: Slow to learn, or just stupid? in reply to ShadetreeRet, 11-10-2012 21:57:06  
the good lord looks after fools and drunks, sounds like this guy should fall into the first category



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BIG RUH

11-11-2012 04:55:49
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 Re: Slow to learn, or just stupid? in reply to ShadetreeRet, 11-10-2012 21:57:06  
Sounds like an accident waiting to happen



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Traditional Farmer

11-11-2012 01:18:32
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 Re: Slow to learn, or just stupid? in reply to ShadetreeRet, 11-10-2012 21:57:06  
Stupid: he'll never learn



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Dick2

11-11-2012 00:36:41
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 Re: Slow to learn, or just stupid? in reply to ShadetreeRet, 11-10-2012 21:57:06  
Back in the day when we used to burn heavy straw after harvest because the moldboard plows didn't have enough clearance to get the straw through, we had an old neighbor that would set a field on fire and leave, especially on a windy day.

I saw him head for a field one windy day and took out after him with shovels in the pickup. He already had the fire going. I had just one place to stop it before it came onto our land and headed right for the farm buildings. I almost collapsed by the time I got it out. He came back for some reason and told me he didn't think the fire would spread like that!

I held the long handle shovel over my head to threaten him and told him that if he ever set another fire around here that I would beat him to death with the shovel. He never set another fire near us, but he did on other land that his son farmed. The whole outfit for several generations were nuts!

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Chip812

11-10-2012 22:36:24
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 Re: Slow to learn, or just stupid? in reply to ShadetreeRet, 11-10-2012 21:57:06  
Sounds like Darwin is trying to get that one.



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Billy Shafer

11-11-2012 06:54:50
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 Re: Slow to learn, or just stupid? in reply to Chip812, 11-10-2012 22:36:24  
I had a neighbor pour five gallons of gas on a brush pile. I convinced him to take a break. Come inside for a BEER. Finish the work in the morning. I think he was trying for a Darwin Award.



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11-10-2012 22:22:28
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 Re: Slow to learn, or just stupid? in reply to ShadetreeRet, 11-10-2012 21:57:06  
That is amazing.I know a guy like that,he finally found something he could do - - tugboat skipper.



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