Programmer Bedtime Stories: The Farmer and the Gigacows

Farmer Bissel not sure if she trusts Momzer

She eyed him warily. “A drive… but quality cattle. Good stock.”

His words flowed forward, thick and velvety. “Of course, Mistress. I do not deal in inferior stock. I just so happen to have a drive for sale. If you’ll come with me, I can show them to you.”

She looked at all the people going into the livestock market pavilion. “I don’t know…”

“My apologies, Mistress. I thought you looked to be an experienced buyer of quality drives, but I must have been mistaken. Of course, go into the market with the little people. Get bumped and jostled and repeatedly outbid by inexperienced yokels… that is when you can even be seen or heard among the crowds. And should you be able to complete a transaction, I can only hope that all those random animals brought into such close quarters haven’t been sharing diseases. Have you ever seen a cow with a stomach ailment in all… five… stomachs?”

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