Joseph Abbott (faxpaladin) wrote,
Joseph Abbott

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Sort of like a Little League mom, but...

So we got a phone call today at the paper...

OK. What you probably need to know is that there's a bit of weirdness, most places you have rodeos, called mutton bustin'. Young kids who dream of being bull or bronc riders when they grow older ride sheep. It's terminally cute watching a little kid hanging on for dear life to the side of a sheep... which is why every year at the local fair we get a front-page photo out of it.

So we got a phone call today at the paper. The mother was upset that her kid, who won the contest, didn't get his picture in the paper. I didn't take the call myself, so I don't know whether it was explained to her that with mutton bustin', riding skill gets you the trophy but cuteness gets you the front-page photo...
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