Rule Bound

Last summer my neighbor up the road stopped me as I was walking past. “Me and Joanne got everything we need,” he said.  “We got enough money, we got a nice house.  We even bought a boat.  How come we ain’t happy?”  I was hard pressed to know what to say.  He went on to tell me how badly he felt that they had hardly taken their boat out at all since they had bought it.  It was a beautiful sunny day, it was early in the morning and the closest lakes aren’t even half an hour from his house.  I asked him if today might not be a good day to get out on that boat.  “We can’t,” he said.  “Today’s Tuesday.  We do laundry on Tuesdays.”

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3 Responses

  1. Bobo says:

    I think his initial response, “we can’t” says it all. Henry Ford said, “if you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right”

  2. Billie says:

    Maybe they would find happiness if they had better grammar. (I’ve known Chris too long.)

  3. Melissa says:

    Oh my, that’s really sad!

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