Just today I heard one fine orator pontificating to his cohorts
"Well, what the hell to I need a backup camera for? You tell me THAT!"
Oh, his compatriots were cornered now! How could they work their way past his carefully laid out and subtle argument?
A man like no other took that challenge, sitting in his wicker chair, proudly wearing his uniform of tan khaki shorts pulled up too high, black dress socks and a blue pastel golf shirt, he cleared his throat, and I knew that HE was The One, this man could unravel the mystery of the necessity of the backup camera!
Looking squarely at the orator, he leaned forward, cleared his throat, and in a booming voice queried
"What if you worked at a school ya damn fool!"
Touche sir, TOUCHE!
Waving his hand in dismissal, he sat back in his chair with a scowl, the tension drained from the other men in the group. Another thorny knot in the warp and weft of world wide politics had been undone, they all relaxed confident in the knowledge that they truly could save the world, if only given a chance.
I got into my car and drove to work, my dark roast Venti Misto forgotten in the cup holder between the seats. I couldn't help but see my future in those brave men, and I wondered, will I be up to this task when I am called to duty? Do I have the courage, the faith in humanity, the raw strength of character to even SIT in such an august group? What manner of man is it that could LEAD such a coffee klatch?
My fantasies of khaki pants and pastel colored golf shirts run wild as I drive to work, dreaming of a day when I can make the sort of difference that these brave Americans are making every single day. I think that maybe I'll start with introducing Hawaiian shirts...
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