Yesterday, my tractor salesman took me on an hour long drive to another dealership to look at a tractor. To pass the time during the trip we talked about a number of things, but at one point, this is what i noticed.
- SALESMAN: .......and the newer models are coming out with all of the GPS systems already fully integrated.
- ME: i see. That's pretty interesting. This technology has gone way beyond simple point A-B line guidance.
- SALESMAN: Yes. In fact, the new system allows you to monitor the performance of your tractor from a remote location through an app that you can download into your iphone or blackberry.
- ME: Sort of like an ag. equivalent of On-Star?
- SALESMAN: exactly!
OK, here's where i look down and my hands are screaming this: HOLY SHIT! THAT IS SO COOL! I HAVE A BLACKBERRY YOU KNOW? IT'S BRAND NEW! IT WOULD BE AWESOME TO HAVE AN APP LIKE THAT! I'D LOVE THAT! I REALLY REALLY WOULD! .........
This is the point where i slowly lower my hands and tuck them under my legs so as to not look like a complete idiot.
I try pretty hard to be able to carry on an intelligent conversation. I'm a little self conscious about it. Some of it comes from being incredibly shy when i was younger. So much in fact, that at times i don't think i hardly talked at all. I'm still shy, but i try to work around it. I was missing too much by opting to stay out of the conversation. But i do not have any idea at all why my hands decided they needed to go off like a group of pre-teen girls at an all night slumber party, hopped up on Dr. Pepper and Pixie Stix? I'm still working on that.
...............i don't know if it's a positive or a negative, but if i ever develop Parkinson's Disease, it's going to be years before anyone realizes that i even have the symptoms.