Sunday 21 October 2018

The lady’s not for moving

'I could not start my tractor on Monday last week, having previously used it some days before to shift some silage bales' (stock picture)
'I could not start my tractor on Monday last week, having previously used it some days before to shift some silage bales' (stock picture)
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Sir - I could not start my tractor on Monday last week, having previously used it some days before to shift some silage bales. Was the battery flat, was the starter stuck, had I a flat tyre? The answer to all these questions was no, it was due to something entirely different.

The answer was that I was being held to ransom and partially blackmailed by a particular 'lady'. Did I have a run-in with this 'lady', did I offend her in any way, was she in charge of a farm or other financial body that I owed money to, or a member of An Garda Siochana checking to see had I insurance or tax on said tractor? The answer once again was no to all these questions.

In fact, I had supplied this 'lady' with a meal on several occasions, on her arriving at my doorstep and looking very hungry. In fact, she brought some of her cousins on occasions to be fed, and they were always given a meal as well. So why, then, was she stopping me from using my tractor to do my farm work?

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