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Five reasons why, if your husband wants to buy a tractor, you should let him

Posted by BJ Roche  November 3, 2010 04:25 PM

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1. It's cheaper than a cherry red Porsche, but it doesn't attract younger women (in fact, just the opposite). Plus, it plows the driveway. (If you buy the bucketloader attachment.)

2. You can resell it for what you paid for it. This is because other men are crazy enough to pay big money for a 30-year-old piece of equipment. My husband sold his old John Deere MT to a guy from Connecticut for exactly what he paid for it 10 years earlier. This guy is using it for a lawn ornament.

3. It's not booze or drugs. And in some situations, it may be tax deductible.

4. Come the revolution, you'll be able to grow your own food big time and drag street trees to your yard and burn them in your fireplace. The ending of The Road would have been a lot different if this guy had had a tractor.

5. Cheer up, it could be a steamshovel.

A hat tip to my husband, TractorByNet and Steve Miller, who produced this cartoon at Xtranormal.com.

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BJ Roche is a writer and teacher who lives in Western Massachusetts. She’s a senior lecturer in the Journalism Program at UMass Amherst, where she teaches writing, new media and More »

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