Ricky Harpole 3/18/2014

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wild hair often driver to where no fool has gone before

By Ricky Harpole
One good thing about getting old is that you have had more opportunities to observe people doing stupid things. Sometimes they are committing the same dumb acts that you have, and without any possible hope of gain that could be measured as reasonable profit or for good of humanity.

There is no point in pointing out their foolishness for they have the “wild hair” disease. When they get a wild hair up their, uh, nose, it is to make an impression on someone regarding their bravery, to make declaration of love and sacrifice or a desire to go where no fool has gone before. I should know for I am a long time sufferer of wild hair syndrome and the pity is that it ain’t covered by Medicaid.

If you have not been there you should have went, and it’s not too late to go.

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Have you ever jumped off a bridge over the Coldwater River at floodstage? Have you ever consumed a fifth of moonshine, tested your skills of aviation and killed the electric power in three counties? Or laid down a high performance motorcycle on asphalt at 160 mph?

Did you ever lie to your spouse when caught in the “act” of deliberate violation of holy vows? And expect he or she will take the bait and believe your lie?

Have you ever double-charged a black powder gun and made a bet that it wouldn’t blow up in your hand? Have you ever voted for a candidate for election that didn’t win and lied about it after the results came out? Or rode an unbroken mustang mare and got pitched thru a fence for your trouble?

The list could go on and on. I will not mention any names of the stupidity heroes involved nor will I admit to any aforementioned stupid activities, but I expect that, knowing human nature as I have observed it, there will be no changes in the immediate or distant future, but such behavior provides a source of income for doctors and lawyers.

Wild oats, wild hairs and wild horses  need a salute or a tribute, for they are better entertainment than Direct TV. Hats off ladies and gentlemen to the Southern Redneck Society.

Running Wild,
Ricky Harpole

(Contact Ricky Harpole at www.facebook.com/harpolive or www.colespointrecords.com)