Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Rise and Shine

Good Morning readers and listeners!

All right, we are sick of politics. Sick of Phillies loses. Sick of hearing about the economy. Sick of hearing about the housing market. Sick of hearing about layoffs. Sick of hearing about 'Change.' Sick of hearing about FoxNews, CNN and MSNBC. Sick of hearing blowhards yell over us when you have a different opinion. Sick of high gas prices. Sick of hearing about all the violence. Sick of listening to the President talk about "winning in Iraq." Sick of computers that don't work or are outdated. Sick of seeing all the traffic on the roads. Sick of the high prices for groceries. Sick of hearing about how the Eagles are Super Bowl-bound. Sick of hearing how the Cowboys are Super Bowl-bound. Sick of being sick.
So, we need a reality check, which, of course, comes from a 9-, 6- and 3-year old.
Well, saying to the 6-year old, it's been a long day, what did you do in school today?
"The toilet overflowed," the 6-year old said.
"The toilet overflowed," he was saying once more with emphasis.
OK. So, you spent the whole day at school and the only thing you can remember is the toilet overflowed?
"Yeah, but it was all over!"
Um. OK. What else did you do today.
"Can I tell you something?"
"The toilet overflowed."
I can see where this is going. So, saying to the 9-year old, what did you do in school today?
You spent the whole day in school and did nothing?
"Not really."
Not really? Did you just sit there all day? Did the teacher just sit at her desk?
"We did stuff." Pause. Laughing. "What happened when the toilet overflowed?"
I don't know, turning attention to the 3-year old. What did you do in school today.
Well, to all those who clean up our messes, I leave with this:

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