Saturday, June 2, 2007

The Weekly Wonderings #12

1. There are people from my past that I don’t want to know what they’re doing today or who they are today. They couldn’t possibly live up to what I expected them to be. Because they can’t. No one can. Including me.

2. So I see a “Meat is Murder” bumper sticker, and I think to myself, as I am behind the car at the McDonald’s drive-thru, “Technically speaking, isn’t “murder” a legal term, and doesn’t it refer to humans only?” [I made up the part about the car being in front of me at McDonald’s. But that was good, wasn’t it?]

3. I saw footage of an old, old woman the other night. It was touting her appearance on a news show. And my first thought was, “Goodness, how frail she is. How sad.” And then I remembered all that she had been involved in and what a horrible person she had been. I’m bothered that the feelings of pity arise.

4. What do you do when you see that someone is crying when talking with another person? Do you pretend you didn’t notice is? Do you never speak of it? Or, like me, do you send a little note in an email that says, oh, this:

If there were anything I could do for you, I hope you would ask. While we are merely "friendly" as opposed to friends, I like and admire you very much, so I'd be happy to help you. If you were looking for help.

5. The woman who lives next door to me cleans houses for a living. I’m always worried how I’ll be judged when she comes in. Actually, she’s not really the judging type at all, so it’s really just my issues I’m projecting.

6. Someone offered to help do everything for the next pizza party for the kids who worked on the second edition of the school’s newspaper. Oh, except it turns out she can’t actually pick up the pizza. Or help in advance. But she will be there and contribute cash. Um, thanks. That’ll be $150. [Not really. It wasn’t that much. And she gave me $20, which was about 25% of the cost.]

7. So the anti-immigrant, anti-breeder teacher at school is driving a new car. (I don’t know if it’s American made or not, but I’d assume it would have to be to enable him to get a restful sleep each night.) I wonder if there’s an anti-immigrant, anti-breeder car lot that he sold his previous car at or did he have to scrape the bumper stickers off first?

8. And now that he doesn’t wear his opinions on his car, can I still not like him?

9. Picking up after the dog the other day, and I notice she’s done the deed on top of a string used to hold those mylar balloons. And a poop balloon pops to mind.

10. Love the description of the woman who said, “I’ve been married for 9 years to my husband.” As opposed to being married for 9 years to a coffee table?

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