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When Understanding is Overrated.

Friday, February 13th, 2009

We’re in the airport in Chicago right now.  There were two loud-talking, mom jean-wearing businessmen sitting behind us on the flight here.  They seemed to both work in the exciting world of air filtration, so all the “filter this, filter that” became white noise after a while – until one said, “We’re opening up a new plant in Canada, because the labor rate is lower there.  Also, you know, Canadians are a lot smarter than Mexicans.”

Somehow, I’m looking forward to living in a place where I rarely understand anything anyone says for a while.

Motion Detectors for the Antichrist?

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

We’re having a home security system installed today.  One of the installers, a big, bald muscle head, said he noticed our Obama signs in the garage (the ones that were vandalized by our neighbors back in October) and he asked me if I voted for Obama.  My heart stopped for a second, because clearly this guy could do a lot of bodily harm to me, and I couldn’t help but notice his resemblance to Ed Norton’s character in American History X.  In an act of bravery, I fessed-up and admitted that yes, I had voted for Obama.  To my surprise, he said he had, too.  He went on to add that he had installed four new security systems in the area since Obama’s election.  I was confused and didn’t quite see the obvious connection, so I asked him to explain what Obama’s presidency had to do with the need for enhanced home security. He responded with, “Well, lots of these folks around here think he’s the Antichrist.”  Of course.  So obvious now.

Where do I live?