The Texan visiting Vermont asked a farmer how large an acreage he cultivated. The Vermonter said meditatively, "Oh, it's quite large. My farm extends for about a hundred yards in that direction and for nearly a hundred-twenty yards in that. And how large an acreage do you handle?" The Texan could not help but smile. "Back home," he said, "I have a ranch with my house at one end. I can get into my car at the house, turn the ignition key, step on the gas, and at the end of the day, still not have reached the other end." The Vermont farmer nodded sympathetically. "Tough! I once had a car like that, too!"