Genesis 29:7-9 seems to indicate that the shepherds of Haran had the traditional practice/technique of watering the flock of sheep by waiting until all the sheep flock gather together, and then (Genesis 29:3)the shepherds would roll the stone at the well's mouth which would in turn allow the sheep to get water
How should we view/interpret Jacob's initiative involving the rolling of the stone from the mouth of the well?
To me, it seems that Jacob's infatuation( Or "Love at first sight" ) for Rachel made him go out of his way, and go against the aforementioned traditional practice/technique.
Also, would the other shepherds of Haran viewed Jacob's aforementioned initiative as socially awkward/pathetic/strange/weird/offensive? (LOL, Does Jacob come out looking silly/cheesy/corny/pathetic by trying to court Rachel in this manner? )
Genesis 29:4-12 (NASB)
4 Jacob said to them, “My brothers, where are you from?” And they said, “We are from Haran.” 5 He said to them, “Do you know Laban the son of Nahor?” And they said, “We know him.” 6 And he said to them, “Is it well with him?” And they said, “It is well, and here is Rachel his daughter coming with the sheep.” 7 He said, “Behold, it is still high day; it is not time for the livestock to be gathered. Water the sheep, and go, pasture them.” 8 But they said, “We cannot, until all the flocks are gathered, and they roll the stone from the mouth of the well; then we water the sheep.”
9 While he was still speaking with them, Rachel came with her father’s sheep, for she was a shepherdess. 10 When Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, Jacob went up and rolled the stone from the mouth of the well and watered the flock of Laban his mother’s brother. 11 Then Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted his voice and wept. 12 Jacob told Rachel that he was a [c]relative of her father and that he was Rebekah’s son, and she ran and told her father.