Thursday, January 01, 2009

A Hypothetical Question

So, let's say, HYPOTHETICALLY, that there's someone very close to me whom I've known for a very long time. And this person is a very good person, but is consistently uncharitable, particularly to another person, and has been for as long as I've known them. NOW, let's say that I've always held my tongue, refrained from sticking my nose in it. After all, they knew eachother before I knew them. Recently, however, I've started speaking up, firing retorts at this uncharitable person. Every time they are uncharitable, I snap at them.

Am I doing the right thing?

Was I strong before, in being able to control my temper, or am I strong now, being able to find the words and call out this person for being uncharitable? What's the correct course? Or perhaps are BOTH my courses of action wrong, and I should take a more moderate approach to tell this person they're being uncharitable? After all, I really do feel like I'm just losing my temper with this person... On the other hand, is it not justifiable anger? Anyway, just my thoughts of late...

Elsewhere in Joe-land...

My car is falling apart!
Well, kinda. My frame is rusted through right where the rear axle is braced... I'd say about half it's width is missing. I've been told by two mechanics not to drive it anymore, but then I started delivering pizzas.
Take THAT, the man!
So, I live in constant fear. Meanwhile, I need to find the time to take it to a body shop and see if they can do ANYthing to save my baby. If not, then I have to consider getting a lawyer, because evidence indicates the car was like that when it was sold to me... And that's grounds for calling the car a "lemon".

When life give you a lemon, sue it's pants off.

If my potential lawsuit falls through, I have one last thought... The maintenance guy at Ft. Belvoir always wanted to buy my car. Maybe he'd still want to with it's obvious deficiencies? I figure it's worth a shot... He REALLY seemed to want it. Ya never know. Or, maybe I'll just drive my car until it becomes a news story by backing up traffic on I-95.

Hmm... Oh, yeah...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

So long, 2008, and don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way out. Say hello to '09! I was thinking the other day... The "2000's" decade is almost over... what're we going to call it? I mean, I've lived in the 80's, the 90's, and... what? I posed this question to Daniel, my brother-in-law, and he says we should call it the "not-ies"(pronounced "naughties"), which I think is a FANTASTIC idea. Who do we talk to about this sort of thing, anyway? What have previous centuries done?

Hmm... interesting comparison.
In 1990, we had "Hellooooo?! It's the 90's?!".
In 1890, they probably had "Fellow greeeeeetings?! It's the 90's, Lord Stingdingworth!"

So, anyone out there have resolutions? I do!

JOSEPH HICHBORN'S NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS 2009:

1. Move.

Yup, that's it. I mean, there are a few that are necessarily second to that, "moving" having certain implications, like getting a real job, and starting a family, and stuff like that, but listing all that isn't comedic gold, so...
And besides, moving is quickly moving up the priority list. With apologies to my immediate family, I GOTTA get outta here, and for MANY different reasons which are too lengthy to list on a blog in which I do nothing but ramble. So yes, I fully intend on keeping that resolution, and soon.

And finally...

You KNEW it was coming...

THE DOLPHINS ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS!!!!
That's right, ladies and germs, that silly team I wrote a poem about not one post ago has moved up from the ranks of "Aww, isn't that cute, they WON a few games! Good for them..." into the category of "Holy SH**, they're in the playoffs!"
Oh, and not just in the playoffs... They're the AFC East CHAMPIONS!!! We're talkin' the BEST out of the Bills, we started the season 5-1 and looked sure to win the division 'till the Dolphins beat them, the Jets, who were being called Super Bowl contenders after week 12 when they were 8-3 and had just handed the Titans their first loss, and, of course, the Patriots.

Ahh, the Patriots. What can be said about a team that went undefeated in the regular season just one year ago, felt the super bowl ripped from their grasp, and came into this season as the Big Shots, only to miss the playoffs entirely? Well, I'm not sure ANYthing can be said... It must be expressed through song.

...I've paid my dues,
Time after time.
I've done my sentence,
But committed no crime.
And bad mistakes...
I've made a few...
I've had my share of sand kicked in my face,
But I've come through!

We are the champions, my friends!
And we'll keep on fighting 'till the end!
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for LOSERS
'Cause WE are the CHAMPIONS... of the world!

I've taken my bows,
And my curtain calls.
You brought me fame and fortune and everything that goes with it
I thank you all.

But it's been no bed of roses!
No pleasure cruise!
I consider it a challenge before the whole human race,
And I ain't gonna lose!!

We are the champions, my friends!
And we'll keep on fighting 'till the end!
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for LOSERS
'Cause WE are the CHAMPIONS... of the world!

We are the champions, my friends!
And we'll keep on fighting 'till the end!
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for LOSERS
'Cause WE are the CHAMPIONS...!

Sorry, Pats. We don't have time for you losers, 'cause WE are the champions, and we've got ourselves some bigger fish to fry.

Peace out.
--Hich

4 Comments:

OpenID punkrebel84 said...

I don't know whether you're being uncharitable when you snap back, or if you should stop...what I DO know is I wouldn't call out the uncharitable person on his/her uncharitableness. Personally, I think that would lead to unpleasantness, and "it's-not-really-any-of-your-business"...ness...

That's just my opinion, though. Perhaps someone else out there has a better take on this situation.

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