Zeb at the Ranch – Cowpies and Coffee Cups
Zeb at the Ranch – Cowpies and Coffee Cups
~ Volume 288 - June 23, 2017 ~
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I have NO patience...NONE. I do not "shop" - I purchase. I know what I want before I go into a store...I go directly to that department and take the item to the checkout – pay and "voila"...I'm in my pickup in 5 minutes! To me, that's enjoyable "shopping". Let's look up the word "patience" in the ole' dictionary. The first two words that hit my eyeballs were "to suffer". Nope, I'm not into that. Then it says "the will or ability to wait or endure without complaint"...oh boy...that ain't gonna happen!

My Grandpa owned a meat market on Main Street in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin and one thing he demanded was "take care of the customers – they're our bread and butter"...customer service. The other day I needed a gate. I called a farm supply company and this is pretty close to what happened.

Them: Hello, mmmmmm Farm Supply, may we help you?
Me: "Yes, ma'am, I need to talk with someone about gate prices and sizes".
Them: "What do you mean GATE, Sir?"
Me: "A gate to go through a fence".
Them: "We don't have any gates that go through a fence".
Me: "Of course you do, I've bought gates here for the last 40 years!"
Them: "NO SIR, we don't have gates that go through fences!"...(Now, Dear Reader, my blood pressure was climbing steadily and I tried (calmly) ONE MORE TIME!
Me: "Ma'am, I need a 3 x 4 walk thru aluminum gate that will separate 2 small pastures".
Them: "Sir, we not have anything like you're asking for, let me have you talk with our manager – please hold!"

I waited and waited...and waited...10 minutes on my cell phone sitting on a hay bale by the barn...and suddenly...CLICK – they hung up on me!!! At this point...I asked the Lord's forgiveness for possible future acts of violence or bad words that I may utter! I was mad enough to chew on the soggy end of a hose we had used to give medication to a sick calf! AGHH!! Patience...patience...I'll build the "*!*!*!*" gate myself. I have no patience...

Kudos to parents that really help their kids get involved in various activities. Deanne and I used to be really involved with their baseball, football, volleyball, basketball, rodeo...whew!...
it was tiring but I miss it! My son-in-law Nick and daughter Tobee are really into helping their boys with their baseball programs – God Bless 'em! These "times" with your kids are precious and they end all too fast!

Our Pledge of Allegiance:
I pledge Allegiance to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one nation under God, indivisible,
with Liberty and Justice for all.

Dear Lord: Please Bless and heal this land with your grace and power.
Help us to realize YOU are in charge as you were, as you are now and like
you'll be in the future. Forgive us for "straying off the trail" of what's right
and what's wrong and help us to appreciate what you've blessed us with,
the greatest Country in the world...America!
In Jesus Name.....Amen

Please Read Proverbs Chapter 16 vs 3.

The way things were - are the way things ought to be!

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Adios Buckaroos and Buckarettes!

God Bless and Fly the Flag!!

Zeb at the Ranch

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