There is no doubt that this man is tough. It takes a special breed to endure the demanding physical and mental tasks of a cowboy.
Extreme cold, blizzards, rain, sweltering heat, sleet, hail, dust storms, wind and droughts. Nothing keeps these kind of men from doing their job.
Without a doubt, I will admit, that it’s downright sexy. What woman wouldn’t want a man like this? Brute strength, McGiver-like skills and manners any momma would be proud of? Yes, this is the American Cowboy.
But, I’ll bet that there’s something you don’t know?
These tough guys LOVE their soap operas.
Yes, you heard me right. Soap operas. Drama. Cat fights. Romance. And family feuds. They eat this stuff up.
I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve called Grady over the lunch hour to visit about the happenings of our day and line out the evening only to be trumped by The Bold and the Beautiful.
“I’ve gotta go! Stephanie and Damien are about to drive off a cliff! I’ll call you later.”
Huh. Wha… Did he seriously just hang up on me?
The really funny part is imagining a cowboy shack (the small building at the feedlot where the cowboys eat, rest and relax) full of cowboys covered in mud, cow poo, branding smoke and filth GLUED to the TV watching this stuff discussing what could possibly happen next. What I would pay to be a fly on the wall…
So there you have it. The next time you think these men are nothing but brute lumberjacks you’ll know they have a weakness for daytime drama. It sure doesn’t make them seem quite as hardcore.
Peace, love and cliff hangers.