Cultural References

What's time to a hog? (Words, Sayings, and Slogans)

"He gave me the 09er discount. Charged me double."
"And you paid it?"
"What's time to a hog?"

This antiquated expression stems from an old joke with multiple variations, although the root of the conflict is thus: A farmer is doing something with his hog. Feeding it, using it to dig up potatoes, whatever. A man of more intellectual acumen, a salesman or Harvard grad, for instance, asks what he's doing, and the farmer answers. The intellectual naturally proclaims that it "takes a lot of time" or "is a waste of time." The farmer responds as Dick does, completely missing the point, as Dick so often does. Just as time means nothing to a hog, money means nothing to an 09er.

2.11 "Donut Run"

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