You know you’re in the West Country [UK] when you can browse the magazine shelf at the local filling [gas] station and study titles like Practical Tractor, Tractor Monthly, My Tractor, or perhaps Truly Tantalising Tractor Tales, even Tractor Attractor (all right, so I may have made up a couple of those), and all the aforementioned carry full-colour photographs on their covers of Massey Fergusons or John Deeres enough to have a rustics mouth salivating in seconds.
I was waiting for the bloke to deal with the paperwork for my hire car. He was still on the blower. A few years ago I made the cardinal error of booking a hire car over the internet before leaving Greece with an apparently multi-national and therefore one would have thought reputable company, only to find having taken a half-hour bus ride into Bath, followed by a walk of about the same time to arrive it the company’s office and be told by the butter-wouldn’t-melt girl behind the desk that I’d of course be wanting the extra £85 worth of insurance cover wouldn’t I. Read more here

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