Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Putting My Mom in the Hot Seat

At the risk of alienating my mother (which I never hope to do!), I've decided to put this out there for public consumption. She forwarded me the following email.  (Please note, she did not write it!) As it came from my mother, I believe it is a trustworthy source. But as Reagan used to say during the Cold War, “Trust but verify.” I’m inclined to believe the following statements are true, but I’m also interested in verifying the facts. This is clearly a not-so-friendly-to-the-Democratic-Party kind of email. Sorry, Demo friends. But if any of you out there have any insights on sources, I’d love to hear them. (Please note, I’m mostly interested in confirming or denying if these statements as true or false, so please save any mean rants for another blog. Respectful insights and comments are welcome.) Thanks, Mom! : ) Here’s the email she forwarded:

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Beggars Can Be Choosers

An older man approached me as I walked out onto the street in midtown. He was asking if someone could buy him some food. I had $2 in cash, so I asked him if he wanted to walk with me to a the street vendor on the corner and we would see what we could get for $2. The answer: a hot dog. I paid the vendor and asked for a hot dog.

Him: "Wait a second. I wanted chicken and rice."
Me: "I only have $2."
Him: "But I wanted to get some chicken."
Me: "I only have $2."
He lit up his cigarette and huffed and puffed.
Me: "Sorrry."
We parted ways.
I guess beggars can be choosers.

Have you ever gotten what you wanted and then decided you wanted something else?  Or realized you weren't specific enough?  I do this all the time!