Sunday, July 19, 2009
I just read an article in the farm paper by John Parsons, called "Rurals keep old-fashioned work ethic alive." Made me think... He says "Farmers over the centuries have measured the completion of a work day by when the chores are finished. Whether it took until just mid-afternoon or late into the moonlight didn't matter. The only use for a clock on the farm was to time things so that one could make it back to the barn for the cows' regular milking schedule." His article basically says that work ethic is going by the wayside as our society is one of entitlement influenced by union and public sector workplaces. Interesting. I was thinking that these sentiments of working until everything is done could be said about mothers. Wouldn't it be nice if the clock said 5pm, or 8pm for that matter that we could just shut down for the day? Leave laundry and other chores for the next 12 hour shift? Truthfully, I don't think think that kind of thinking would sit well with me most days. Maybe there is too much old farmer in my genes.