Conversations with people who aren’t Jessica

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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1 Comment

  1. Ha ha ha! I’ve had those conversations, too. I got strange looks in college when I used Kansan vernacular. 😉

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