How to Make Friends at a Stock Show
Siblings are simultaneously the most amusing and the most irritating people to be around at a stock show. For the times they lean towards irritating, it can be important to branch out and make some other friends.
Get away from your own area. Seriously. Take a walk a few aisles down or even cross into another species. Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone right?
Strike up a conversation. Sheep will almost always bleat back when spoken to so that’s probably a good place to start. You might think you’re ready to talk to humans, but let’s not try running before we can walk.
Get that phone out and check the hashtag for whatever show you happen to be at. Send some funny gifs and watch retweets roll in like round bales down a hill.
“Steal” some tack supplies with the intention of “returning” them to their rightful owner in order to start a conversation.
Hang by the wash rack and provide commentary on anyone that comes through with their animals.
Go to McDonald’s and “accidentally” buy too many McChickens. Offer one up to the first sane person you see.
By now at least a few people have realized your antics and want to join in. You’ve successfully mastered making friends at a stock show. Trade phone numbers, follow each other on all social media, and tell all your friends at school how your livestock friends are the best.