Posts Tagged ‘People’

Even In The Face Of Certain Defeat, He Was NOT Going To Surrender

March 14, 2022

Yesterday was a blustery day, the kind of day that if Christopher Robin handed Piglet the kite string, both Piglet and kite were going to end up soaring over the horizon. Given the large number of trees we have around here, that meant there were an infinite number of leaves, figuratively speaking, blowing around at any given moment.

That made it all the more unexpected for me to witness one of my neighbors out in the wind with a leaf blower making a futile effort to keep the leaves off his property.

Now this was a little bit funny and a whole lot sad to me because I can’t think of too many reasons why a person in full possession of their mental faculties would be doing such a thing, but I had to admire the tragic nobility of it all.

My Pre-Holiday Non-Holiday Thought

December 23, 2021

While it should be self-evident that it’s not logical to expect logical behavior from people who are starving, it is perhaps less self-evident that most people are perpetually starving for something.

That’s More Than Some People I’ve Known Can Say About Themselves

November 1, 2021

One of the things I like most about Halloween is how . . . liberating it can be for some people. I’m paraphrasing this a little bit, of course, but last night someone introduced themselves to me as, “Hi! I have a couple of mental issues, but I don’t think I’m a bad person; I try not to be, at least!”

Only People

October 21, 2021

To me the funny thing about yesterday was that I know lots of people would have considered a strange cat on their porch a nice surprise, but I tend to view cats with the same aloofness and muted disdain that they’ve always shown me.

I’ve yet to meet a cat who minded this.

Contemplations While Standing At My Front Window This Morning

November 9, 2020

That is a LOT of water out there. No harm done here that I can see, but they were NOT kidding about the flood warnings telling people to stay at home! You’d have to be an IDIOT to even think about . . .

*watches a privately owned vehicle forcing it’s way down the flooded street*

This is why we as a species can’t have nice things.

Generally It’s When I Don’t, But There ARE Exceptions

March 12, 2020

Some days it’s a toss up on whether it upsets me more when I don’t understand people . . . or when I do.

Other Days That Thought Is Less Comforting

August 2, 2019

Some days I take an odd comfort in the idea that things must be going pretty well for a lot of people for so many of them to have the time and energy to argue about such ridiculous things.

My Internal Monologue Has No Filters

July 30, 2019

Today I read about something someone whose work I used to profoundly admire doing something I found even more profoundly distasteful than anything I had ever admired about them.  When confronted about this, their response was, essentially, “I’m being persecuted for my political beliefs!”.

To which my internal monologue responded, “*****, I didn’t even know about your political beliefs before you said something, and I still thought it was a **** move!”.

A Conversation I Overheard Today

January 15, 2019

Person #1: You be careful if you take your vehicle to him to work on.  If all he has to do is wipe some oil off your engine, he’s still going to charge you because it costs money to launder the oil off that rag.

Person #2:  He’s right.  I will because it does, but . . . if I don’t wipe enough oil off the first time, I’ll comp you the cost of the second rag.

That’s Just The Way It Is With Some People

July 11, 2018

People tend to forget that, by definition, having faith in someone runs the risk of your faith not being justified.