Jerry Summers: Views On Life No. 1

  • Thursday, May 25, 2023
  • Jerry Summers
Jerry Summers
Jerry Summers

A former colleague (W.P.R.) from college days at the conservative political think tank located part way between “Music City” and “Gig City” has shared some philosophical sayings about life!

1.) “I’m responsible for what I say, not what you understand;

2.) Common sense is like deodorant. The people who need it most never use it;

3.) My tolerance for idiots is extremely low these days. I used to have some immunity built up, but obviously there’s a new strain out there;

4.) It’s not my age that bothers me; it’s the side effects;

5.) I’m not saying I’m old and worn out, but I make sure I’m nowhere near the curb on trash day;

6.) As I watch this generation try and rewrite our history, I’m sure of one thing: It will be misspelled and have no punctuation;

7.) As I’ve gotten older, people think I’ve become lazy. The truth is I’m just being more energy efficient;

8.) I haven’t gotten anything done today. I spent too much time in the Produce Department trying to open this stupid plastic bag. {I’ve figured out that you have to spit on your fingers first- but that’s really messy with a mask on!};

9.) If you find yourself feeling useless, remember it took 20 years, trillions of dollars, and four presidents to replace the Taliban with the Taliban; and,

10.) Turns out that being a “senior” is mostly just googling how to do stuff.”

(Actually the contents of the introductory paragraph might be overstated (or understated) depending upon whether you are a Democrat or Republican!)

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