Ok. So Mr. Owner believes I am sally maye, straight off the cow farm in nowheresville texas. I know I have a thick accent and am somewhat naive but I don’t even own a horse, I’ve never milked a cow, and I don’t own any overalls.
But he gets so excited to show me new things, and I hate to burst the poor man’s bubble, so I play along… He has really sweet intentions, just doesn’t know what he is talking about. He always makes the remark “the people in Wichita Falls will never believe you” or “They’ll never see that in Texas.” A good example, one of the first nights he starts yelling for me… I’m in the kitchen hands covered in flour I think he is hurt or something is terribly wrong so I rush over. Oh, there is a jelly fish in the water and he wants to show me “my first jelly fish.” Are you kidding me?!?! I have seen about 100 jellyfish… but what do you say? SO I play along as I dust the flour off my hands and onto my apron… “ohhh wowwww.” ” it looks sooo neat.”
I have tons of those kind of stories… I’ll save the rest for later.
Anyways, not only does Mr. Owner like introducing me to things off the farm, he enjoys “pulling my leg” as he refers to it. If you’re in the room it is somewhat cheesy awkward humor. I don’t know him well enough to know if he’s being honest or not, and sometimes the things he trys to get me to believe are so far out there but I don’t want to make fun of him or make him feel stupid- he is my boss afterall.
Anyways- until today I would of considered the saying “until pigs fly” and “until pigs swim” interchangeable. Mr. Owner tried to tell me otherwise but I just thought it was another one of his silly sayings. Well, let me tell you- with these 2 eyes of mine I have learned different?!?!
There is an island in the exumas that when you pull in with your tender (small boat on big yacht that zips around) these huge 100 pound pigs come running up… I KID YOU NOT!!!!
So I am amazed when we pull up… there are really are pigs on the island?!?! Our tender is situated pretty far out so I just know the pigs aren’t going to swim to us- it’s a long way!!!
I was wrong. What in the world?!?!