June 23, 2022
I keep getting reminders that I’m most likely included in that category of people that some call “old.” Others, kinder I suppose, might use the word “senior” rather than old.
Whatever group I’m in, that’s OK, I’ll go with it. Maybe that’s the reason I enjoyed the following little bit of humor I came across just last week. The following was a list of “Things I am no longer interested in:
1: Driving at night.
2: Driving in the winter.
3: Getting on a scale.
4: Arguing with idiots.
5: Being “fashionable.”
6: Going to the gym.
7: Wearing clothes that don’t stretch.
9: Counting carbs.
10: Caring about what other people think about me.
I’m guessing we could all make up our own list and it would make the same point. The point being: we all change.
Speaking of growing Old . . .
I was able to attend funeral services for Karen Schutte Monday and met (again) many friends and relatives I haven’t seen for many a year.
I don’t know how it happened, but they have all grown older . . . somehow. I had to ask for names on several occasions.
I don’t know that I looked any older, but a number of them did look a bit older.
Time goes on.
To add a little more humor for this week (let alone this election year) you can consider the following story.
A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a man below. He descended a bit more and shouted, “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him half an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.”
The man below replied, “You are in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet about the ground. You are between 40 and 42 degrees north latitude and between 58 and 60 degrees west longitude.”
“You must be an engineer,” said the balloonist.
“I am,” replied the man, “but how did you know?”
“Well,” answered the balloonist, “everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of your information, and the fact is I am still lost.”
The man below responded, “You must be a politician.”
“I am,” replied the balloonist, “how did you know?”
“Well,” said the man, “you don’t know where you are or where you are going. You made a promise which you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. The fact is you are exactly in the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it’s my fault.”
Something not quite in the “humor” category. A friend reminded me of this a short time ago.
We were talking about how some people are talking already about the 2024 presidential election. It seems that some Democrats are already talking up the idea that whoever they finally come up for a candidate (besides Biden) people should support him as they should vote for anyone besides Donald Trump.
I find it amusing that the Democrats are following the Republicans lead from the 2016 election. Remember, that was when a number of people did not vote so much for Donald Trump as they voted against Hillary Clinton.
There is one major difference, however. We now know that the policies president Trump enacted did actually work for the United States. And . . . we now know that the policies of President Biden are not working as we live with inflation, the military disaster of Afghanistan, etc, etc.
A lot will happen before 2024, but I just wanted to remind everyone to consider which political party is the party that supports those things most Americans grew up with. Things: moral, just, economically right and pro-life.