Did I tell you the one about the bull that walked into a bar?
Well, he did! But there was also a “Steer Jockey” leading him there. So you can lead a horse to water and make him drink! Maybe, maybe not! Depends what’s on tap that day.
Conversations like this maybe confusing, but might just be the kind of wacky conversation you would or could have at Agribition.
Probably some 30 years ago, I was having that conversation.
I used to take time away from work to actually pull a full week of working at the show. We weighed the cattle and did the “processing” as the stock were brought in. The show lasted a lot longer than it does now. This process has definitely become more efficient.
Death, for me at Agribition was working at the Sheep & Swine Sale. They maybe cute and adorable, but the dust and odor of the critters did a number on my lungs. This usually knocked me on my ass for my real job. Lucky, it was the final days of the show when I was subjected to the trigger of this major health breakdown.
While I grew up on a farm, the environment was not the best for my health. ALLERGIES to cattle, horses, cats & dogs. UGH.
I still love going to the show. Walking around with little purpose but enjoying the scenery. As in most things I go to, I feel like I should be working. Do you think I need to learn how to relax!?
Any offers out there to put me to work for a couple days early in the week.
I shouldn’t say that too loud as 620 CKRM is on location through the entire week. Jamie, Brandon and Colin, not only on location at various spots, but also doing the show from there. (Lewis & Evans will be in studio.)
Over those years of weighing and running sales bills, I’ve met lots of really nice people. Oddly enough after years of absence during the show, I am now running into these people again.
Whether or not they recognize me, I’m okay … there were some pretty wacky times! Some with photo evidence and thankfully more without! No cell phones! No internet! No Social Media!