Sunday, March 12, 2006

In Line For Weigh In

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At the front of this line the pigs will be sent down a narrow chute to the official fair scale.

That scale is the nemesis of every fair kid. To get your pig in the fair, it must weigh between 225 and 275 pounds. As you wait in line, you can hear the chatter regarding the scales accuracy.

"My pig weighed 260 pounds at the house last night, the fair scale just weighed her at 245 pounds!"

"The scales are weighing low this year."

"The scales are weighing high this year."

Nervous chatter as you approach the moment of truth.

5 comments:

pablo said...

Is the blurred photo for effect or some thematic reason I am missing? Or were there tears on the lens?

Floridacracker said...

Pablo,
The license tag was readable...I

kevin said...

My scales always weigh heavy.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I'm with Pablo...I think it's a tear on the lens.
Not because of the weigh in, but because this is the beginning of the end...Didn't you say that the pigs would have a new home after the fair? I may be mistaken.

Floridacracker said...

Kevin,
LOL!

Abandoned,
They go off to market.