Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The Rare 'White Carrot'
I haven't ridden her since last Tues, because I got home @ 2am Monday morning, and yesterday she should have had her spring shots. I'm heading out tonight to check on her after yesterday, and hopefully (as long as she's up to it) hop on her back for a light (probably w/t) dressage school. The w/t is to practice for our first show... which brings on a whole new set of issues, as the show we want to go to doesn't have w/t classes. On top of that, I have an enormous amount of schoolwork to complete before Friday, including a french test tomorrow that is on a/several topic(s) I am not sure I've learned yet.
This stress/work load combination has put me in a bit of a bad mood, so today when I was working in the library I overheard a (rather loud) discussion between two girls that really didn't improve my current views on life and humanity. To set the background, one of these girls had a carrot shaped plastic bag thingy full of orange jelly beans left over from Easter. This prompted a discussion about white carrots. 'That's odd...' I though to myself 'I've never heard of a white carrot. White pumpkins, parsnips, and.... oh, parsnips. I wonder if they realize... ah well. I'll leave them to their rare white carrot conversation.' some people never cease to amaze me. The myth of the white carrot: solved! The culprit: a parsnip. Seeing it written out, it doesn't seem nearly as pathetic. However, I can assure you that hearing two presumably legal adults (over 18) have a genuine discussion about "these rare white carrots" without them making the carrot-parsnip connection is really quite depressing. Mildly hilarious, but still pathetic.
It should be noted that there is an off chance that they actually knew what they were talking abut. Carrots can come in purple, yellow, orange, and white. However, these are genetic hybrids and mutants. There is no true white carrot, as far as my research has shown me.
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