Wednesday, April 20, 2011
O Wise One Wednesday
You know, hardly a day goes by but what someone asks me, "DeNae, how did you get so darn wise?"
Of course, because they know how modest I am, they use code words like "opinionated," "stuck up," and the always popular "full of total crap."
But I know they mean "wise."
It's true. I've packed a lot of learning in these last four and seven-tenths decades. And a lot of baking. And a lot of Law and Order reruns, after they stopped showing Magnum P.I. reruns and Perry Mason reruns.
So you can see how it's entirely possible that I do, in fact, know everything.
And I've decided it's high time I start off-loading some of that wisdom onto you, mostly to clear a space for Chuck reruns and the recipe for those cookies you make with yellow cake mix.
Introducing "O Wise One Wednesday."
While everyone else is going wordless - and you should know that every time someone chooses not to use words on their blogs the terrorists win - I am going to be dropping big gobs of words onto blogland like a seagull on a sunbather.
I know. I give and I give.
Feel free to ask me questions, or seek advice, or make suggestions - although I've already heard that 'shut up and get a real job' one, like, a zillion times - for consideration and publication on O-WOW.
Today's installment comes from my own experiences with PTAs, symphony boards, church congregations, and Wal Mart checkout lines.
Everyone, everywhere, is completely insane. There are no exceptions. You are also, and I mean this as kindly as possible, totally bonkers.
It may take a while, but eventually folks will reveal their brand of crazy. It will likely happen at a time when doing so will set off a domino drop of crazy, resulting, if everything goes well, in the irreversible collapse of civilization.
The sooner you accept that every person on your committee, in your family, at the office, or waiting their turn for the lice-wash is nuttier than a peach orchard squirrel, the sooner you can get to work on something productive.
It's remarkable what a gaggle of lunatics can accomplish.
Owl image by Danilo Rizzuti