One of my friends from school lives on a farm. She (or rather, her parents) raise beef cows (in addition to corn and soybeans). We were talking about nothing even remotely related to beef when this conversation started.
FarmerFriend*: american beef is a-ok!
Souprgirl1: you're a beef commercial!
FarmerFriend: this mad cow thing is just crap. tell everyone you know that.
FarmerFriend: mad cow is all a hoax! it was one lousy cow! from canada!!! ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!
FarmerFriend: my dad turned down 88 cents/lb the monday before it came out, and now it's terribly low.
FarmerFriend: i'll probably have to drop out of school and join the gypsies.
(*FarmerFriend is not her real name.)
And even though I'm a vegetarian and don't eat beef, I have to say, please keep buying it. (Even if you are from Canada). Otherwise, my friend will have to become a Gypsy, and well, that just wouldn't be fun.
(Also, let me say, that we had this conversation with her using a 28k modem. And she was downloading something at the same time. I don't even remember using a 28k modem. I must've started out on the internet with 28k, but by the time I started using a PC (instead of the Mac) the computer had a 56k modem. I don't know how she was downloading and chatting on 28k. I guess it's possible. And the fact that I can barely believe it, and it was common to do only a few years ago, shows how fast the internet is progressing.)
Posted by Serene Chaos at 8:33:00 PM