13 hours ago
Saturday, September 25, 2010
I've Had Nothing Yet, So I Can't Take More
The unintended consequences of having one household member who abjectly refuses to watch TV news
Me: Tell me about the Tea Party? What exactly do they stand for? No taxation without representation?
Him: Sort of. .
Me: From the king?
Him: Not exactly. They think government has gotten too big.
Me: They don’t like fat people?
Him: Um. . no.
Me: So, how do they feel about iced tea? Are they ok with that?
Him: Yes, but only in the summer.
Me: How about t-shirts? Do they have an official party line on those?
Him: T-shirts are ok, although they prefer the red, white, or blue variety.
Me: How about Lake Titicaca?
Him: They do not object to Lake Titicaca, but they say there are perfectly fine lakes in America that we should consider first.
Me: T-bone steak?
Him: That’s a fine American cut.
Me: But mostly they really like drinking tea?
Him: Yup. That’s pretty much it (and then he just kind of made a resigned sighing noise)