Saturday, March 2, 2013

Let Good Sense Be Your Umbrella

I do so hope this blog doesn't become an imitator of those cable tv networks which major in reruns.  However, encountering some people and some situations recently, I thought, "I have already addressed that."  And so I did, in this manner.

I have been acquainted with any number of people over the years who could well have carried the name of this Al Capp character. Pronounce it, no, probably not, but live up to it, yes, certainly.

Like this lovable little pinned-together character, these folk go around with a rain cloud as a constant companion. An observation that I have made is that in a good many of these "cases" there is no provision made for the impending rain. They carry no umbrella, probably don't own one, and if they did they wouldn't know where they last put it down.

Now, generally speaking, I like people. I feel for the misfortunes that befall even those with whom I'm not acquainted. But while we may not live in a victim-less society, it is certainly the case that there are more instances of self-inflicted misfortune than most people like to own. Many of the people I have observed are near and dear to me, yet their ills are more often than not brought upon themselves by their own choices and behaviors. I could go on and on. Just saying.

He doesn't have sense enough to pound sand in a rat hole  --Dad's second-favorite saying. (The pronoun is interchangeable with "she." And with "they" and "you" combined with "don't" instead of "doesn't.")


Lin said...

I think those people have re-named themselves, adding "Poor" in front of their names. They like to hear "Poor Joe" or "Poor Sue" for some reason.

Shelly said...

What a sad life it is, to always be wincing in anticipation of the worst. This post is something that bears pointing out time and time again.

vanilla said...

Lin, you are right. "Poor" preceding the name must give some sort of comfort, or something.

Shelly, let us pray that we don't fall into this state!

Sharkbytes said...

Ha! I haven't heard that expression in a long while. Sadly I know a few people like that. They can be very frustrating.

vanilla said...

Shark, yet we feel sorry for them. Don't we?