The Lament of The Man on the Land


REMEMBER WHEN

“It all started back in ‘66 when they changed from pounds to dollar – me bloody overdraft doubled.
Then they brought in kilograms instead of pounds – now I’m only producing half of what I used to.
Then they changed rain to millimeters and we haven’t had an inch of rain since.
They bring in Celsius and it never gets over 40 degrees. No wonder me bloody wheat won’t grow.
They changed acres to hectares and I end up with half of the bloody area I had before.
By this time I’d had it and decided to sell out.
I just get the place in agents hands when they change miles to kilometres.
Now I’m too far out of town for anyone to buy the bloody place.”

Anon

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