I overheard this recently. Though the words aren’t verbatim, they’re close. Guy #2 was actually starting to get a bit mad at Guy #1.
Guy 1: You’ve got a great location out here. It’s beautiful.
Guy 2: Thanks. We love it.
Guy 1: I noticed that this area passed a law saying that no more roads can be paved. You’ve got a nice long gravel road you live on. You must love it.
Guy 2: Yeah. We really love it.
Guy 1: I’ll bet. It’s great. I love gravel roads.
Guy 2: What? I thought you were kidding. We absolutely HATE it.
Guy 1: No, no, no. It’s wonderful.
Guy 2: What? Every time someone drives past, we get a huge cloud of dust all over our house and windows. If we’re sitting on the porch and a car goes by, we have to go inside for ten minutes or we have to take a shower and wash our clothes.
Guy 1: It’s so nice leaving roads unpaved. It’s a lot more natural, you know? Everything is getting so built up it’s nice to have something a little more rural. When I was a kid, almost all the roads were gravel and we loved it.
Guy 2: You’re welcome to it. We hate it. We’ve been hoping for years that they’d pave this. We have to wash our cars all the time. I was so mad when the council passed that proposal. I couldn’t believe it.
Guy 1: No, no, no. This is much better. I wish more places would pass laws like that.
Guy 2: Do you live on a gravel road?
Guy 1: No. I live in town. But I sure like the fact that I can go out and find places like this.
At this point, Guy 2 just shook his head and walked away. Guy 1 kept muttering to himself about how nice gravel roads were.