Retro Blog: Greenhorns at the gate


If you have just moved to a small-town rural area, someone will eventually invite you to “take a ride in the country”. This can also be phrased as “wanna see my ranch?”, “let’s head up the mountain” or any number of cleverly concealed requests.

At first blush, you will think these folks are doing you a favor by showing you more of the country you liked enough to move to.

This is not so. There are ulterior motives involved.

Folks around here are going to be mad at me for spoiling their fun, but all these people want you along for is to open their gates for them.

Going alone up...

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