I was at a customers house today working. I had finished most the work and needed to run the water a bit, so was sitting in the kitchen chatting with her killing time. She has a full farm with many animals, horses, goats, sheep, cows, etc. It’s one of the few farms left in what is steadily becoming the expanding suburbia of Boston.
While I was talking to her the phone rang and she took the call so I got to listen to half the conversation with near yelling noises coming from the other side. It was very difficult to not fall over laughing while she was responding. My customer is a very down to earth person, comes of as pretty rural but is also very informed and educated. She has a PHD in biology.
The opening responding line covered the conversation. Paraphrasing as I unfortunately didn’t record it word for word. ‘So let me get this straight you drove by last week and saw my goats having intercourse in the field near the road. You were so offended you have taken the time to look up my number and prepared a ridiculous rant and demands that I make sure this doesn’t happen again. They are animals and do animal things I suppose I could ask my goats not to have sex but I can’t promise they will listen.’
It was about a 20 minute conversation. We discussed it afterward. There was more back and forth. My customer pretty much telling the lady she was ridiculous. They lady insisting she had some right to be concerned because she had children in the car. The caller ended up getting very upset and made threats of calling the police and ‘discussing this at the town meeting’.
This apparently isn’t the only time she received such a call. She’s had other wonderful complaints such as ‘your cows keep staring at me’ and ‘You need to make the fences on your property higher your horses might jump over them and hurt somebody.’
I can’t fathom what world these people must live in. It boggles my mind that people have time and willingness to broadcast their stupidity.