This year has also generated more than its share of gallows humor – proving yet again that “making light of misery” has its place in social discourse.
Along those lines, several friends/colleagues who live and work in Europe and Asia have shared a bit of that humor, and it definitely elicited a chuckle from me.
So with credit to these two gents, here are “Ten Things to Ponder” as 2020 draws to a close:
- The dumbest thing I bought this year was a 2020 planner.
- 2019: Stay away from negative people. 2020: Stay away from positive people.
- The world has turned upside down: Old folks are sneaking out of the house and their kids are yelling at them to stay indoors.
- This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. Back home I told the dog – we had a good laugh.
- Every few days, try your jeans on just to make sure they fit. Sweatpants will have you believing that all’s right with the world.
- Does anyone know if we can take showers yet, or should we just keep washing our hands?
- We never thought the comment “I wouldn’t touch them with a 10-ft. pole” would become a national policy …
- I really need to practice social distancing – from the fridge.
- I hope the weather is good tomorrow for my trip to the backyard. I am tired of the living room.
- Never in a million years could I have imagined I would walk up to a bank teller while wearing a mask and ask for money.
What are your “imponderables” for 2020? Feel free to share them with other readers here.