Monday, October 30, 2023

Overheard at Table 2: Respect Your Elders

I'm Gen X, and it just hit me today, as I was getting ready for work, I looked at myself in the mirror and thought "man I am starting to look kinda old" and then it hit me that, when we were young, we were taught to respect our elders BECUASE they were old.

I remember thinking how cool it would be that people would respect me for being old when I got old.  But now that I am old, we're suddenly in a culture in which people only respect you if you do what they like.  

So I guess the culture is telling me that I'm gonna have to keep WORKING for respect until the day that i DIE.

... I call bullshit!

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Overheard at Table 3: Poem of the Day - Feral Luna Watches Everything

Feral Luna Watches Everything

Feral Luna watches everything
as her babes climb all about her.
Golden-eyed, she peers through shadows,
discerning, recording
each footfall, every voice
of the humans who try to pet her.

A scruff of the ear,
a caress of the chin,
but, be mindful, human!
Do not try to pull her
onto your lap, she will
scratch with flurry and scurry
under the armoire, or
hide under the couch,

and from the safety of her
secret nook, she will crouch
and peer out,
discerning, recording,

Feral Luna watches everything.


Saturday, October 28, 2023

Overheard at Table 4: "I have to drive to work and I have no time for myself!"

An employer has a responsibility to provide a safe work environment, but it has ZERO responsibility to ensure that the employees have a comfortable commute.

Friday, October 27, 2023

Friday, October 20, 2023

Overheard at Booth 1: Lucky and Otis Discuss Contrarianism (No, They Don't)

Lucky Moran: Is it just me or has everybody become completely contrarian these days?

Otis Redwing: That hasn't happened.  Not everybody's contrarian.

Lucky: You just proved my point, dude!

Otis: No I didn't.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Overheard at Table 4: Why a Husband Doesn't Cheat

Would you ever cheat on your wife?

Oh hell no!

Afraid of getting caught?

Not that. I already disappoint one woman in bed, I don't think my ego could handle disappointing another.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Overheard at Table 1: 40 Israeli Babies

In the early days of this war, they said Hamas had cut off the heads of 40 Israeli babies.  The original reporter had said she had "heard it" from some soldiers - but that she had no confirmation, and recanted it.

Because it simply was not true.

But, for a day at least, this horrific story reached around the world and infuriated (unnecessarily) countless people.  The situation is already sufficiently horrific without misinformation adding to the angst, anger, despair, and rage.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Overheard at Table 3: Poem of the Day "Watch Out for Little Kittens"

Watch out for little kittens!
They will try to trip you.
Not from any malice:
That's just what kittens do.


Monday, October 16, 2023

Overheard at Table 1: Does Your Dog Bite?

I have a dog chained up in a kennel in my back yard.  I feed the dog scraps and when it yaps I slap it to make it shut up.  I've done this for years.

The other day, the dog jumped over the kennel fence and bit my hand, so I said, "This dog's gone feral!" so I shot it.

Who am I?

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Overheard at Booth 2: How Andrew Tate Stole my Wife

Wife: Saw this video by Andrew Tate

Husband: Oh not THAT guy!

W: This one made a lot of sense.  His girlfriend was saying how much she liked how he took charge and made all the decisions, so that she didn't have to think.

H: What the hell?

W: She was saying that as a woman, we work, we decide things on our own, we have so many responsibilities, that when we are with a strong man, we can just relax, and he'll take care of all the decisions, so we can rest and just "be"

H: Sounds like she's an adult when she's not around him and a playtoy when she's with him.

W: Well, I want to be able to relax, so I need you to be more assertive.

H: How?

W: I want you to be more of a leader, more of a MAN, make the decisions.

H: OK, fine!  Stop watching shit from Andrew Tate.  How's THAT for a decision?

W: You can't tell me what to watch.

H: You just SAID I could!

W: Yeah, well, I didn't mean it like that.


Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Overheard at Booth 3: Poem "Note Left on a Dining Room Table"

Note Left on a Dining Room Table

I killed myself today.
Thought you should know.
No particular reason
Just seemed like the time to go.