Hello, I inseminate cows for a job

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We attempted to go to a nearby fishing village today ... it all turned to custard with bus services being suspended due to road closures in preparation for tomorrow's Red Bull air race. 

So we returned to the old city and sat at a cafe by the river for beer ... it had been indicated that the planes would do some practice runs through the obstacles during the afternoon.  We got talking to a Kiwi couple who work 6 months in Ireland and return to New Zealand for the other 6 months.  Wow!  What a life ... continuous summers (for eleven years as we found out). 

Forever curious (and hopeful that I could join his profession), I asked what kind of job he had ... I sure would like a lifestyle like that!  He said that he inseminated cows for a job!  There's only so much you can ask when someone tells you that.  The conversation quickly shifted to a more public job like Kim's as a flight attendant.  

Do you think it would have been rude for me to ask ...

  1. Do those lanky arms of yours come in handy in your job? 
  2. What does it take for one to do your job well? 

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