Farm Talk

November 20, 2012

The Top Ten blood pressure raising phone call openers

by Mark Parker

Parsons, Kansas — 10. Exactly how many steers were on the truck when we left your place?

9. Doc wants to know if you want the hide.

8. Remember that disclaimer about futures trading carrying the risk of financial loss?

7. Please contact one of our credit card representatives if you have not spent the past two weeks at a resort in Cozumel.

6. The combine repairs are going to be more extensive than we originally thought.

5. Do you have liability insurance for your cows?

4. Congratulations! You’ve been chosen to serve on the fair board.

3. Did you know your son is off-roading in your new pickup?

2. An Environmental Protection Administration representative will be visiting your farm to confirm the presence of a protected species.

1. Hi honey! You wouldn’t believe the sales they’re having at the mall. £