"Your dog?" Bud said, genuine sympathy in his voice. "Damn, I'm sorry Joe."
"Yeah, me too."
"When my first wife left me I didn't feel nearly as bad as when my dog died. "
Joe didn't dare respond to that one.
-- taken from Trophy Hunt, page 195
So true. If only we all could learn from Joe and keep our mouths shut.
Last week at dinner, College Girl was telling us a story and she started it with this: "Oh yeah. This made me LOL." Her dad looked across the table at me with THOSE eyes and proceeded to laugh at her. Because she is real funny and tells the best stories.
Later in the meal, he said, "I'm just LRQ'n." Puzzled, we all looked at him. But College Girl was the bravest and said, "WHAT!?"
And he said, "Laughing Real Quiet."
I laughed so hard that I cried.
Sometimes I find myself just shaking my head. In the past week, several times I had the opportunity to SMH. People say the darndest things, have the oddest expectations and just generally do things that I am amazed by--and not always in a good way.
In the words of Mother Teresa, "People are unrealistic, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway."
Wise woman. Just sayin'.