Growing up, I'd see cows and other livestock out in fields, and sometimes they'd have those nutty locator tag earrings that the cool cows wear.
I always thought that was kind of a bummer to always have to have it with them. This, of course, was ignoring the whole "becoming food and clothing" that they also had to look forward to.
I'm a detail person.
I was glad that, not being a cow, I didn't have to deal with such foolishness. I was a person, and I could go where I wanted, right?
So the other day while walking from the BART station to work, I noticed that many of my fellow working slobs shared something in common:
We all had ID badges dangling from various articles of clothing.
So really, the cows are a step ahead (aside from the aforementioned food and clothing thing) of me, because they don't have to ask for a temporary badge and worry about looking like an absent-minded schmuck if they leave it at home.
So next time you see a tagged cow, don't feel so smug.
Word to your udder.