It’s Sheep We’re Up Against…

Okay, so the original occurrence of this sentiment is in this awesome song by the Housemartins (so yes, you’re getting a two-fer of obscure musical references and funny pictures, ladies and gents).  I’m embedding it below (If I can figure out how)

I’ve loved this song for a few decades ;).

On our recent summer vacation trip including a zoomy visit to Jordan, we were literally up against the sheep.  I’m dropping in a few pictures of something that just doesn’t happen in the US on a major highway.  To be fair, a few hundred yards before this they did have a sheep crossing sign.  If you see a livestock crossing sign in Jordan, take it seriously!

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We came upon the sheep while driving on the Dead Sea highway.  They came up fast.  They soon had us surrounded, quite literally, as seen below.

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Once the main flock went on about their business, we still had to wait for the stragglers.  I found myself amused by their very straggley-ness…

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Since living in the region, I have often found myself in this position, the sole person moving against a flock of sheep.  Everyone’s going one way about their business and to get to another route or path, you have push and move, and body-block.  Some days it just seems it would be easier to go along with the flock, no?  Come to think of it, I had many of those days in America too.  So, maybe all of us humans are just sheep sometimes…

Happy Claustrophobia!

 

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2 thoughts on “It’s Sheep We’re Up Against…

  1. In northern California there are duck crossing signs and once I had to stop while some ducks were crossing the roadway.

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