Admit it. You’ve had a few misconceptions about people when you first met them. Some people ended up being better than you first assumed, while others were so much worse. That impression can last a while, but at some point, you’ll learn the truth.

“First impressions matter. Experts say we size up new people in somewhere between 30 seconds and two minutes.” – Elliott Abrams

It’s not really our fault, though. When we don’t know anything about the person in front of us, we go based on what they’re wearing, how they carry themselves, and what they say. Some people don’t give good first impressions, so that can’t possibly be our fault.

It’s why you should make an effort to put forth a good first impression. Who knows what kind of vibe you give off. You could be inadvertently lying to people.

Just look at what we’re doing in Sherman Country. You’ve seen our quality erections billboards, right? That’s the kind of first impression we’re trying to make. You’re welcome.

The Misconception is Often Better Than the Reality

“THE MISCONCEPTION: You are a rational, logical being who sees the world as it really is. THE TRUTH: You are as deluded as the rest of us, but that’s OK, it keeps you sane.” -David McRaney

How true is this? We often see someone who seems as though they have their life together. We comment about them to our family and wonder in awe how they are always smiling, always dressed nicely, and seem to have it all. We get to know this person in hopes of learning the secrets of the universe.

That’s when we discover the reality. Their life is a dumpster fire. They’re barely holding it together. They don’t have the secrets of the universe but would tell them to you if they had them.

“The truth is everyone is going to hurt you. You’ve just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”  – Bob Marley

It’s a total letdown. It’s like meeting your favorite Hollywood celebrity only to find out that they’re dull.

Misconceptions are often better than reality. I miss being able to hold onto those. Once the bubble bursts around someone, you have to accept them for who they really are.

It’s a shame more people can’t have their lives together. How am I supposed to learn how to adult if I don’t have an acceptable role model?


Learning The Truth

“The trouble with the world is not that people know too little; it’s that they know so many things that just aren’t so.” -Mark Twain

Of course, we can rely on Mark Twain for the sage advice that will guide us through life. Perhaps we can count on him to provide us with the advice we need to help us with adulting.

Why is it that there are always people talking and pretending to have the answers? Truthfully, they know nothing. That means that they should probably stop talking altogether.

We live in a world filled with misinformation, and the internet is only making things worse. Everyone seems to be an expert on everything, but they’re getting their intel from Facebook posts and TikTok videos. It’s really not the kind of expert guidance we need in life. No wonder we’re all trying to master this whole “adulting” thing.


Misconceptions to Live By

There are some misconceptions that can help you…

I’ve never seen anyone jogging and smiling, so that’s all I need to know about that. Why would I jog if you can’t have some fun with it? That’s a hard pass.

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, either. Well, unless it’s a book about making good first impressions. So, maybe the next time you see a book, flip it over to read the back. It’s not the author’s fault that there’s a lousy cover.

Dr. Frankenstein went to a body building competition … there was a terrible misunderstanding.

A common misconception about a pole barn is that it’s boring, uninspired, and expensive. That’s not actually true, at least when it comes to Sherman Pole Buildings. If you’ve been living with that misconception, we can’t wait to show you that there’s a very different side to discover.

Now that we’ve cleared up a few of the misconceptions, I have a few that will blow your mind.

  • Fortune cookies are actually not Chinese
  • Vikings didn’t have horns on their helmets
  • Napoleon wasn’t short

I know, I know. How dare I burst your bubble on all of these things. However, if we’re talking about misconceptions, you really should know the truth about a few things. Still, don’t let me stop you from cracking open that cookie the next time you order Chinese food. The fortune may still bring you some good luck.

Stay Weird

Judge Us by Our Billboards

Now, we’ve established that some misconceptions are better left in the dark.

We prefer for you to judge us by the first impression we make – our billboards. Whether it’s our quality erections (we really do have the best in Sherman Country) or our “that’s what she shed,” we’re being honest about who we are.

We’re funny. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. And we have dad jokes for days.

Because we’re funny, we have fun with what we do.

We’re destroying the misconception that a pole barn has to be boring or expensive. We’ll show you just how exciting and economical they can be. Whether you want an ag building, a barndominium, or a toy shed, we’ll build you one that is customized to meet all your needs.

Then, when people visit your property for the first time, they may have the misconception that you’re a farmer when they see that pole barn. The joke’s on them. That’s not just any barn. It may be your man cave or a storage facility for your favorite summer and winter toys.

Whatever it is that you want a steel building for, we can erect it for you. Forget what you think you know about these types of sheds and barns. Judge us by our billboards, please.