My wife and I have a fence problem. Our three dogs keep escaping from the yard because our wooden fence is really old and falling apart. I want to get a new Colorbond fence because they’re sturdy and durable, but my wife thinks they’re ugly and wants white picket. This is very impractical as we’ll need to replace it again in ten years.
What can I do to convince her that Colorbond is the way to go?
On The Fence
Dear On The Fence,
What a boring question. But it does remind me of someone who had a very similar problem. A herdsman whose cattle kept wandering away whenever his back was turned. This was in biblical times, way before Colorbond fences had been invented. It was even before Bunnings!
Anyway, since he didn’t have the materials to build a fence, he decided to distract his herd by telling them some really funny jokes. It did the trick. Not only did it stop his cows from walking off, but it gave us the modern phrase ‘laughing stock’. I read this on the internet, so it must be true.
Hope this helps.
With kind regards,