Thursday, March 15, 2007

Oh, Deer

Here's a short anecdote that demonstrates how, two years after moving from Long Island to Greensboro, I'm still a bit of a fish out of water:

My coworkers and I are heading to a local Mexican restaurant for lunch. We're driving on a new road, and I'm looking out the window at the remnants of what once been a wooded area.

"Hey look, that's funny. There's a treehouse!"

"Huh? No, I think that's a deer stand."

"A deer stand? That's what a deer stand is? I've heard of deer stands, but I guess I always thought they were something you put up to attract deer. I don't know, like a place were the deer would stand, or something?"

"Heh. No, a deer stand is where you stand, or sit, while hunting."

"It's got a roof, and walls. That hardly seems fair."

"As opposed to everything else about hunting that's fair, Mike?"

1 comment:

Joe said...

yeah - whole different culture right there! I have a hunter that i work with and we were going through some guys charitable donations. we came across a sizeable donation to the Grouse Society. "Wait, he gives money to help protect them so that he can go in and kill them?" "You can't kill them if you don't protect them," was the explanation.