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Old 06-10-2011, 06:38 PM   #21
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If you spent 5 seconds downwind from a pig farm, you'd have your answer.
You just might be right. Before I retired, I was on the Harley heading out of San Antonio on I10 when traffic came to a stop. At the time there was a pig farm right off the expressway. Couldn't get around the traffic to get off the expressway. Sat there for at least 30 minutes.

I can get used to feedlot smell. I can get used to chicken poop chicken house smell. I'm not sure I could ever get used to pig smell.
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You just might be right. Before I retired, I was on the Harley heading out of San Antonio on I10 when traffic came to a stop. At the time there was a pig farm right off the expressway. Couldn't get around the traffic to get off the expressway. Sat there for at least 30 minutes.

I can get used to feedlot smell. I can get used to chicken poop chicken house smell. I'm not sure I could ever get used to pig smell.
Yep, had a similar circumstance while driving the back roads from DC to Gettysburg a few years back. DW and I pulled into a beautiful little roadside park and were assaulted by the smell when we opened the car door. It (the pig farm) was right next door and it (the sinus-scalding stench) was overwhelming.
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Spent my formative years in the Panhandle. The first time I took my spouse there we were just south of Dumas when I said there was one thing I failed to mention. At that exact moment there was a loud "WHAT IS THAT SMELL?" I said that's the one thing I failed to mention.
Youngest son considered attending Texas Tech when he got accepted. I was of mixed feelings on that, but we took trip there for a campus visit after which he said it wasn't the place for him. That's when I told him about the dust storms and the feedlot smell that whips through there on a regular basis. Nice campus though - other than the aforementioned.
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My husband and I went to grad school at Texas Tech in the early 1980's, my husband is fixing to retire from working 25 years at TTU, and we plan to retire here in Lubbock. That smell is no longer here. I think the city has grown enough that we don't have as much dust/smell problems. We have about 225,000+ now and TTU has 32,000+ students and growing. I remember those days, but thankfully it's better now.
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...my husband is fixing to retire...
Gotta be a Texan - or lived here for a very long time.
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At least lived there long enough to be acclimated to that smell.
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Ha ha ha! I have been in TX since I first went to college in San Antonio in about 1971.
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My husband and I went to grad school at Texas Tech in the early 1980's, my husband is fixing to retire from working 25 years at TTU, and we plan to retire here in Lubbock. That smell is no longer here. I think the city has grown enough that we don't have as much dust/smell problems. We have about 225,000+ now and TTU has 32,000+ students and growing. I remember those days, but thankfully it's better now.
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Gotta be a Texan - or lived here for a very long time.
Now, R, you know better.... a true Texan would have said fixin'.....
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Now, R, you know better.... a true Texan would have said fixin'.....
Didn't you notice? She has a graduate degree from Tech, where she apparently learned the formal spelling of the word.
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She is obviously edumacated since she remembered to correctly include the mandatory adverb to.
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I'm thinkin' we need some Lynard Skynyrd round 'bout now.

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Hahaha, very good.
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