Country Living Series

Saturday, February 9, 2013

How to beat the system

I was going through some older (and unanswered) emails when I came across a humorous photo sent by a reader named Becky. It seems some folks in Döllstädt, central Germany were denied a permit to build a shelter for their horses (thus proving that government bureaucrats are idiots the world over). So they decided to build a table and chairs instead.

Clever!!


10 comments:

  1. And then you have the person out by me that was told that they HAD to build a shelter for their horses because the trees weren't good enough. The horses don't use the shelter because they prefer the trees.

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  2. I love the solution. But it is difficult to judge how reasonable the rejection was without knowing all the details. But it does look suspicious (idiotic) enough.

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  3. Fantastic solution! That looks better than most barns.

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  4. As I always tell my kids, "There is always a back door or a window if the front door is locked." My meaning behind this is, don't let someone hem you in with a ridiculous rule or "law". There is always another solution to the problem. My "momism" might not really "always" be true, but after 62 years on this earth, I have found it mainly to be so.

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  5. Brilliant!

    Can't wait to see their place settings and cutlery! ;)

    A.McSp

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  6. Perfect! Now that is a "Table of Plenty"!

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  7. it was actually a photo in time magazine a while ago. the photo was indeed taken in germany, but the shelter was built as an advertisement for the owners woodworking business...pretty clever if you ask me... :)

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  8. It is a really funny story, and I confess... I kind-of wish it was true. Like The Provident Planner said, the photo is real, but the story isn't. I don't know if this will go through with two links, but here they are:

    http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/horseshelter.asp
    http://www.hoax-slayer.com/table-chair-horse-shelter.shtml

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  9. Such a funny photo. Even if the story isn't true, I love the picture. Would love to do something like this for the goats. Can only imagine how much fun they'd have with it.

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