It’s Rough Work, I’ll Give Him That

Over the weekend I read about the latest find at Crater of Diamonds State Park, a place I visited when I was a kid.  As you might imagine, the prospect of finding a diamond thrilled my young mind, and the idea of being able to keep it if I found one kept me digging in the dirt long after everyone else was bored.  Sadly, I didn’t find one, but I still had a good time, and I have fond memories of the place to this day.

My Dad, on the other hand, was “slightly” less impressed.

“It’s like paying for the experience of digging potatoes(1),” I remember him saying.  “Except at the end of the day you don’t even get potatoes!”

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(1) A hot, dirty, miserable job that he always hated when he was a kid.

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