On the street Dialogue

  • Thank you for stopping.
  • That’s okay. What wrong?
  • My car just stopped.
  • Why?
  • I don’t know.
  • Are you out of gas?
  • No. I have enough gas.
  • Maybe something is broken.
  • I don’t think so.
  • Did you hit anything?
  • I heard a bump earlier.
  • A bump?
  • You know … a sound.
  • What kind of sound?
  • It was like I hit something.
  • Okay. So you did hit something?
  • Maybe
  • I’ll look under the hood. Ah, here it is.
  • What is it?
  • Your radiator is leaking. Your car has overheated.
  • What’s a radiator?
  • It keeps the engine cool.
  • What’s an engine?
  • It makes the car move. Is this your car?
  • Ah, no.
  • Hmmmmm
  • Can it be fixed?
  • Sure. It won’t be cheap.
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Wise to the words #1

Always finish what you start.
Never shuffle when you should be dealing.
Don’t bite off more than you can chew.
Disturb sleeping dogs only if you enjoy gaping wounds.
An itch should be scratched, but sometimes you wait.
Clap and the whole world will say, ‘sit down and be quiet’.
Soothe nerves and win patience.
Small problems cause big headaches.
Red is not a good eye-colour.
Quick isn’t a substitute for well done.

Wise to the words …#2

Try these

1. glasses
2. human
3. branch
4. solution
5. remember
6. mop
7. parking
8. mosquito
9. Halloween
10. category

I wear glasses and I’m human. I represent, if you believe evolution, that branch of humanity that survived through some mix of dumb luck and ingenious solution.
I don’t remember the process, but knowing what a mess humans can make I’d imagine a mop was needed here and there.
While we’re parking in the evolutionary way station, somewhere between the dinosaur and the mosquito, and looking like Halloween versions of good and evil-failure and success, think about what category future generations will assign us.

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