Through no fault of yours, and very much fault of mine, I missed the opportunity to fulfill silly and wasteful childhood dream, but it's a lot like meteor showers. To people who pay attention I'm pretty sure the opportunities come in patterns that are easy to figure out and understand, to people like me they come and go like magic. Much like the chorus of Alice's Restaurant I just have to wait for it to come around again on the guitar.
And when it does come around again I still won't have the ungodly number of stamps necessary to actually fulfill silly and wastefully childhood dream, but I'll be able to give it a much better shot than I would have had you not been gracious.
So thank you.
Also there was an exchange when this first came up:
Is said childhood dream private?I've thought on that for a while, though I remembered it wrong, I thought the question was, "Is it a secret?" And the best I've been able to come up with is: secret, not really but I'd like it to be a surprise when I announce having tried it.
Good question. It's silly and wasteful. It's not something that a rational human being would admit to if they wanted to retain some sense of respect, self or otherwise.
But private? I'm not sure. I'll have to think on that. I'll get back to you, not sure when.
I realize that, "It's not a secret, it's a surprise," is a line from a James Bond villain, so let me take a moment to say that the silly and wasteful childhood dream does not involve deploying a satellite with a giant reflective thingy and a central amplifier thingy that turns it into a death ray that can be used to clear a path through the mine fields so that North Korean troops can make war on the South.
So with that I'll just say, "Thank you for the stamps," and point out that unless I make an announcement saying otherwise, it is reasonable to think that I always want more stamps for whenever the opportunity to try out silly and wasteful childhood dream comes around again.
And at the moment I'm thinking, "How many things in the word are 18 minutes and 20 seconds long?" which has nothing to do with stamps or childhood dream, but does have to do with coming around again on the guitar.
"let me take a moment to say that the silly and wasteful childhood dream does not involve deploying a satellite with a giant reflective thingy and a central amplifier thingy that turns it into a death ray that can be used to clear a path through the mine fields so that North Korean troops can make war on the South."ReplyDelete
Not that I want you as global dictator. You'd hate it.
Not that I want you as global dictator. You'd hate it.Delete
Think of it this way: would you rather have a global dictator who enjoyed it?
Probably, yeah. He would at least be keeping his subordinates in line. Someone trying to avoid the job would let them get away with things.Delete
Of course, best of all would be to give someone years of training to do the job right, ideally from early childhood.
I think you're conflating not liking a job with trying to avoid the job.Delete
Someone can hate a job while still doing their best to do the job right.
Awwww. But you'd be creative enough to make a really -good- Bond villain.ReplyDelete
I could have brought stamps with me! (In my Bat-minivan. Which I strap you into the carseat of. So I can be Tony Stark without the fun...) Oh well.ReplyDelete
Well, there's always next time. Whenever that may be.Delete