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Life Lesson #657

If somebody’s parked in front of your driveway, give them twenty-five to thirty minutes to redeem themselves by moving their car.

It would’ve been one thing if this was a month ago or next week (when the students are back in full force and parking all cock-assed as to prevent convenient off-street parking near my apartment), but considering the students are still on break I did just that. And it’s a good thing I did, because as I waited for the operator of the vehicle to come out (after over a half-hour I noticed he had opened his car door and trunk), I discovered the culprit was an elderly man visiting the older couple that lives next door to us.

And what, I’m going to have an old man’s car towed? Or better yet, give him a lecture? Sure, illegal’s illegal, but Tom Brokaw called them “The Greatest Generation” and as such we owe them thirty minutes to realize the error of their ways and move their car (or not realize it and just leave). This guy mighta stormed the beaches of Iwo Jima, or he mighta blown one ‘a dem Nazi rats to Hades!

It would’ve been too dick of a thing to do, and giving just a smidge of the benefit of the doubt prevented me from becoming the Dr. Doom of 14th Street.

And this has been your life lesson for today.

Oh wait, I have five more:

Life Lesson #658: Even if your English is broken, it’s better to at least attempt to complete a sentence than to just point at something and start a sentence and not end it (trailing off). I’ll have a much better chance of understanding you that way.
Life Lesson #659: And seriously, if English is your first language, you really don’t even have an excuse.
Life Lesson #670: Humpty Dumpty was a big ol’ drunk.

(Made out of pure boredom in response to a friends-only post by ellie where she noted she passed the time by drawing a similar picture. The resemblance to yours truly is uncanny.)
Life Lesson #671: Contrary to popular belief, HOs DON’T WIN at life.
Life Lesson #672: Even if you CAN/HAVE/ARE operating on less than one hour’s sleep, I highly advise against this.

More later…

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  1. January 9, 2008 at 1:10 am

    Yup. You’re still mah hero.

  2. January 9, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Alas, I sketched mine on paper so it doesn’t nearly compare to your paint awesomeness!!

    I love the look on Humpty’s face.

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