I get a lot of flack from just about everybody, that isn't a fellow collector, on collecting garden tractors. My wife hates them, but the kids love them, and since there are three kids and only one wife, she pretty much gets over-ruled! Since my Dad sold most of his collection, he thinks I need to down size and thinks I have too much. Personally, I think he's upset or jealous because I have more than him. Most of the time when I try and talk tractors with non-collectors, I usually get the question of "how many do you have?", and after telling them, I almost always get the second question of "where do you keep them all?". Again I tell them, and then it's not long until they change the subject because they think I'm weird. Does it effect me? Not at all. Everybody is different, and we all collect different and unique things. Some collections consist of large items, and yet some are small. All and all, we are all still the same. Some people choose to collect ceramic pigs, horses, or dolls. Others collect old advertising, guns, milk bottles, comic books and skillets. Am I weird just because I collect tractors? No, not at all. We collect what makes us happy, and what gives us enjoyment.
Oh and for the women out there that think collecting is rediculous and foolish? I say you have no room to talk, as I have never met a woman yet that didn't have at least 15 pairs of shoes, and a jewelry box that weighs at least 50 pounds! You may not show off your collection like I do, but when you have more than one of something, then that is considered a collection, no matter what it is!
Edited by johndeereelfman, February 28, 2013 - 09:40 PM.