Uh oh. I really didn’t think this was going to happen. I mean, I “might” mention that we get our chocolate milk from our brown cows on our tours. I always do it tongue in cheek of course. And we get a good laugh from it. Don’t we? I thought people understood I was kidding.
And 16.4 million people? I don’t think we’ve had that many people through here. We do see a lot of people, but not in the millions. Of course, there is that Winston Churchill quote,
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
Does this mean we are going to have to start telling the truth on our tours? How boring! I like to have fun on tours and have people laughing. I’d hate to do a boring, Ferris Bueller tour.
Spork gives most of the tours here now and when people come back into the store after the tour, I’ll usually ask them how the tour was. It routinely goes something like this.
Customer, “Great, Spork did a great job. Very informative.”
Me, “That’s great. And you got to see the (cows, piglets, baby chickens, etc)?”
Customer, “Oh yes, we loved it. They were so cute. Little (Timmy, Susie, Elvis, etc) really loved them.”
Me, “Did you have any questions that he couldn’t answer? Anything I can answer for you since I’m the farmer?”
Customer, “Oh no, he did a very good job.”
Me, “That’s great. Did you figure out the lie yet?”
Customer, “Wha…What? What lie?”
Me, “Oh, Spork always tells at least one lie during to tour to see if you’ll know the difference (totally not true). Did you figure out what it was?”
Customer, “Um, uh. No…..”
Me, “Oh, I’m sure he told you the truth this time. I wouldn’t worry about it.”
In all seriousness, I do actually tell the customer the truth. And I only do this little joke to people who seem like they would appreciate it. It always gets a laugh. But I do tell the kids that we get chocolate milk from the brown cow, and 1/2 chocolate, and 1/2 vanilla from Betsy who is white and black. So I guess I am responsible for this alarming statistic that started this whole post.
So the moral of this story is, be educated on where your food comes from. Know your farmer…and know when he’s messing with you.
Also, tours are free on Saturdays, so if you want to come and see where the chocolate milk comes from, schedule a tour for today and see for yourself.