Better Than Child In Pasture; Man In Barn
Call me a curmudgeon, but I am livid! Came home from work yesterday to feed the horse before running errands. Grabbed a scoop of feed, went out, dumped into bucket. Heard a splash - wha? :confused: Upon inspection, horse's feed bucket is full of water. That's weird, thinks I. Horse is terribly confused and nearly drowns himself trying to get to his food :lol: Dumped it outside, grabbed another scoop, threw hay. Walk out of the barn and here is the new renter (we have two houses on the farm and rent one out) with his two young girls, looking awfully pleased with himself.
"Did you see I watered your horse for you? I haven't seen you around so I figured you weren't taking care of him, so I thought I'd give him water while I was out petting him."
-Perhaps you haven't seen me at *my own barn* because I get up before dawn and get home after dark. I didn't realize you renting a residence here made you the Official Farm Babysitter, but thanks for thinking I'm neglecting my animals.-
Are you kidding me?! This man had to have unhooked the electric, crawled over the gate, crawled back out, gotten a bucket, crawled back in, and put water in my horse's feed bucket. And was PROUD of himself! :no:
When I informed him that he just cost me a scoop of feed because that's NOT his water bucket and that would he please not mess with my horse? He simply responded, "Oh, well, I just noticed while I was petting him. Did you know he's not very friendly? Awfully big, too, isn't he?"
Gee, was that not maybe a hint? Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!
If something would have happened and my horse trampled this idiot we could've lost the whole dang farm... I had to leave before I said something uncharitable...