Wednesday, January 22, 2014
How The Russian Beat The Germans at Leningrad
You can't make this stuff up. Real life....
Ever had a day?
Where your wife's cranky first thing in the AM for some reason. Don't have a clue
Haven't been able to drive to your own house since Friday
Wife decides she wants to go grocery shopping rather than making do
Then the feud erupts as to how do they get the groceries to the top of the hill.
Her way..... Old school Russian. Put your crap on a kart and tote it up the hill through the snow
His way....... Go get the yard tractor with the little trailer and simply drive that to tote the groceries
She gets the cart ready to do it her way at the bottom of the drive
He's pissed she's not listening to his logical simple way to do it
She unloads the cart and proceeds to put the groceries on the cart
He walks off telling her he's going to get the tractor. He has to walk to the house to get the key to the gate. At least 3/8 of a mile and it's cold
She starts dragging the groceries up the icy snow covered drive, cussing him the whole way
He gets to the gate and gets the mower out just as she is at the gate to the shop about 3/8 mile from the house
She argues let's just pull it and we will be done
He says nonsense why tote these like that. Loads groceries in kart
He try's to drive tractor. Tractor don't go
He try's different things he thinks will get him moving. They don't work. Now the tractors out of gas. He has to now walk another 3/8th of a mile to get gas
She takes the groceries out on the cart and continues to the house
He's stuck with the tractor out of gas, stuck. Has to push tractor off drive that others use that's covered in ice and snow. He's pissed
She's in the warm house putting the groceries away. Warm.
He has to now walk 3/8 of a mile freezing his ass off. Toting a 5 gal full jug of gas. It's 3/8 of a mile, one way up hill on a drive slipperier than snot on a glass door knob.
She rubs it in her way was better
He's pissed goes to hot tub. Comes back and the laugh together about the whole thing
Moral of the story
That's why why the Nazi got their asses kicked at Leningrad. Simplicity, determination and belief