We have a local weekly paper here in town. Each week people on the street are interviewed and asked their opinion on some subject. Here is the question from the latest issue:
Since the Boston Marathon bombings, are you worried about going public events?
And here are the responses from five different citizens:
“No, I will still go to events because by not going it makes such acts tolerable and more efficient.”
“The probability of these bombings are pretty low. I used to live in Israel where stuff like this happened all the time. In my opinion, it’s more dangerous to drive a car these days!”
“No one can predict event acts of terrorism. The terrorists’ actions are supposed to make us do things out of the ordinary. If I let them prevent me from carrying out things I’d like to do, that means they win.”
“I refuse to live afraid. You can be prepared, but it shouldn’t stop you from living life.”
“It’s a very small risk that we take. I also think it’s important to push that to the back of your mind and still enjoy going to events.”
Those responses are the first time in my memory that all the persons asked were in complete agreement. And I, too, agree with them.
So saying, all this terrorism does not prevent me from adding our usual humor.
ADVICE FOR WOMEN
If you want someone who will bring you the paper without first tearing it apart to remove the sports section....buy a dog.
If you want someone willing to make a fool of himself simply over the joy of seeing you....buy a dog.
If you want someone who will eat whatever you put in front of him and never says its not quite as good as his mother made it....buy a dog.
If you want someone always willing to go out, at any hour, for as long and whenever you want...buy a dog.
If you want someone to scare away burglars, without a lethal weapon which terrifies you and endangers the lives of your family and all the neighbors....buy a dog.
If you want someone who will never touch the remote, doesn't give a damn about football, and can sit next to you as you watch romantic movies...buy a dog.
If you want someone who is content to get up on your bed just to warm you feet, and whom you can push off if he snores....buy a dog.
If you want someone who never criticizes what you do, doesn't care if you are pretty or ugly, fat or thin, young or old, with boobs or without, who acts as if every word you say is especially worth listening to, and loves you unconditionally, perpetually...buy a dog.
But on the other hand if you want someone who will never come when you call, ignores you totally when you come home, leaves hair all over the place, walks all over you, runs around all night, only comes home to eat and sleep, and acts as if your entire existence is solely to ensure his happiness,
Then my friend....
Buy a cat!