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Mad Scientess Jane Expat
My train to London this morning was delayed due to the presence of sheep on the tracks.
I'm currently reading Thomas Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd, in which the sheep are a driving force (har!) in the determining the fortunes of the humans.
Unintentionally! Unfortunately, in this case, it's probably only the end result that counts.
You obviously have a higher than normal Coefficient of Sheep, which we represent with the letter u. The coefficient varies according to sheep breed so it's important to measure the Mean Coefficient of Sheep, ū, which of course we pronounce 'ewe baa'.
A high ū is related the phenomenon known as 'cluster flocking', when large numbers of sheep suddenly run up and cluster tightly around you. This often happens at inconvenient moments - on a train, in the middle of lunch, at an intimate moment etc.
ū can be easily reduced with the topical application of mint sauce. The efficacy of this treatment depends on the quality of the mint sauce used; dog-based remedies are also undergoing trials.
Edited at 2011-03-05 01:45 am (UTC)
I am now trying to work out how I can put this on my resume. I think it should go under "Technical Skills".
In the countryside, sheep happens a lot.
Were the sheep despondent over the price of wool, or was this just their regular commute?
They may have been despondent over their regular commute. It's a common affliction, even amongst non-ovines.
Have you been manifesting farm animals again?!
Oh, probably. It's rubbish having a superpower you can't control.