There’s A Reason For Everything

I go to the fridge to look for something to eat. 


I find am empty food storage container on the shelf. 


I recognize it from the day before when it was filled with delicious over-baked salmon. 


So I go to one kid who I guess may be the culprit and I ask:

Why did you leave the empty bowl in the fridge and not clean it out when you were done?


She says:

Dad, I didn’t do it. 


So, I feel like a jerk and apologize for thinking maybe it was her.


Then I go to the other kid and say:

Did you leave an empty dirty salmon bowl in the fridge?


And she says to me:

I did.


So I ask rhetorically thinking there was no acceptable reason:

Why did you do that?


She says sweetly to me:

My sister was sleeping and I didn’t want to wake her by washing out the bowl.

And I knew she meant it. 


I wouldn’t have imagined a reason for leaving an empty dirty bowl in the fridge, but it just goes to show not to misjudge people–there is usually a reason for everything. 😉


(Source Photo: Amazon)

Classified Nuts

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Something about this advertisement seemed perfect for this week:


“I didn’t realize these nuts were classified.”


So said the chipmunk.


This was posted the same week that intelligence about ISIS was shared with the Russians from the oval office.


The Prez is entitled to share whatever he wants and maybe he didn’t realize “these nuts were classified.” 


My bet is this was all sort of innocent, but either way we don’t want to jeopardize critical intel sources and methods in our fight against our enemies and terror. 


It’s their nuts that should be on the line and not ours. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Now That’s A Plug

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So I see this young man with these large things in his earlobes. 



I turn to my wife and daughter and ask if they think it would be okay for me to ask him about them.



After the look at him and me a couple of times back and forth, I get the nod, okay. 



First, I had no idea those disks in his ears were called plugs.



(Now I’m a Jewish kid from the Bronx, and to me earplugs are what I use for swimming!)



I asked innocently, “How did you get your lobes that big?”



He then described this process where you start with an earring in your earlobe and over time, you stretch the hole with larger and larger insets.



He had been doing this for 8 years, but confessed that his holes could’ve been much larger by now.



I asked, “Do you ever take them out?”



He told me sure at night, and for showering, swimming, etc. 



Curious, I inquired what he does about the big flappy earlobes when the plugs aren’t in.



The young man said, “It’s no problem….it just hangs there.”



At this point, I thank him for talking with me, but now am laughing at the conversation as I read it over, and happy to be a little innocent and even naive to some things. 😉



 (Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)