Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Blame Bruce

A little boy goes to his dad and asks, “What is Politics?”

Dad says, “Well son, let me try to explain it this way:
I am the head of the family, so call me ‘The President.’ Your mother is the administrator of the money, so why don’t we call her ‘the Government.’ We are here to take care of your needs, so we will call you, ‘the People.’ Your nanny, we will consider ‘the Working Class.’ Your baby brother, let’s call him ‘the Future.’ Now think about that and see if it makes sense.”

So the little boy goes off to bed thinking about what Dad has said.

Later that night he hears his baby brother crying, so he gets up to check on him. He finds that the baby has severely soiled his diaper. The little boy goes to his parents' room and finds his mother asleep. Not wanting to awaken her, he goes to the nanny's room. Finding the door locked, he peeks in the keyhole and sees his father in bed with the nanny. He gives up and goes back to bed.

The next morning, the little boy says to his father: “Dad, I think I understand the concept of politics now.” His father says: “Good, son, tell me in your own words what you think politics
is all about.” The little boy replies: “The President is screwing the Working Class while the Government is sound asleep. The People are being ignored and the Future is in deep shit.”

Mimi has her sources (Dennis and daughter) and I evidently have mine.
--the BB


Grandmère Mimi said...

And Lapin, and Doug, and Ann, and etc., etc., etc.

And the name of your source?

What can I say? And that's the way it is.

Paul said...

Bruce is a friend in ABQ who occasionally e-mails amusing tidbits. He also sent me the link to the Matt Harding 2008 dancing video. Bruce just celebrated both his birthday and retirement. He's a few months younger than I, so you may imagine me tinged green with envy.

Yes, you have lots of lovely sources. My apologies to those not named - writing off the top of my head when tired is never auspicious. I am grateful to all of them for brightening up our days via your blog.

Paul said...

Oh, and I wrote Dennis when I meant "Doug" since Doug is a fountain of frivolity.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Have a safe trip and a lovely weekend in ABQ, Paul.