Sunday, May 20, 2007

Hunting Fungus

This week Dad and I were eating lunch in a local dive and an old guy approached Dad and began to regale him with his tales of "mushroom hunting". Apparently people go out in the woods...and look for mushrooms. Why the word "hunting" is applied to it is beyond me. Perhaps it's an attempt to make it sound more exciting than it actually is? I don't know how common a practice this is, but I know more than a few people in Indiana who go out...."mushroom hunting."

As this man told us of his adventures and the many different kinds of mushrooms he discovered, I came upon the following revelation:

The only thing that can possibly be more boring than mushroom hunting is a conversation about mushroom hunting.

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