Me: “So there’s a guy with a baler on the shoulder of the road—”
Big City Friend: “A what?”
Me: “A baler, like a Haybuster. You know.”
BCF: “A what?”
Me: “A baler, a Haybuster baler!”
BCF: “Are you even speaking English?”
Me: “I’m describing a vehicle on the shoulder of a county road in a small Kansas town, what do you think I’m talking about?”
BCF: “Oh, farm equipment.”
Me: “There you go.”
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Ha ha ha! I’ve had those conversations, too. I got strange looks in college when I used Kansan vernacular. 😉
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