on putting baby in the corner
and leading your way to incompetence
The barn manager challenged me. She likes doing that. Sometimes, I rise to the challenge. More frequently than not, I look like an incompetent idiot. It amuses her when I look like an incompetent idiot. It amuses me that I amuse her. As such, I’m quite willing to accept any challenge.
Are you still taking those damn ponies in one at a time? When are you going to grow up and lead them all in at once.
Though she didn’t say it, the next sentence of “that’s what I do” was clearly implied. I couldn’t imagine leading horses the way Sally does. She leads them in up to five at a time. She drives the golf cart or the Gator with three lead lines in one hand, two more with her other and steers with her thighs.
Damn she’s good. I wish I could kick as much ass as she does - my inner monologue at the thought of leading multiple horses at once.
Fine. I’ll do it, I replied. Sally’s eyes twinkled a little behind her glasses. I could see a faint smile appear on her face. Shit. I know what she’s thinking…
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