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Friday, April 13, 2007

I want to talk about the word "mistake".

I'm very tired of hearing a person's bad behavior referred to as a "mistake".

A mistake is when you go to the store to get some canned peaches and you walk over to the canned fruit, find the peaches, reach out and get a can, buy it and take it home, and then find that you managed to pick up a can of pears instead.

Knowingly and willfully breaking the law is not a mistake. Repeatedly going against your doctor's orders to wear a mask so that you don't give people your multiple-drug-resistant and therefore virtually untreatable TB because you actually don't feel bad and think your doctor is overreacting, and therefore they have to lock you up to keep the populace safe, isn't a mistake. I know the people at that blog are tired of me running my mouth because I disagree with them about virtually everything but I just had to get that out of my system.

4 comments:

Tsiporah said...

I would have to agree with you.

class-factotum said...

I see you got your new issue of People magazine today, too. Keep that guy quarantined.

CreoleInDC said...

Send me the link. I wanna read what they have to say in defense of this guy. And I'm sure you handled it elloquently.

I don't see you as a "People" magazine person. Are you?

Laura(southernxyl) said...

No, ha ha. I read about it here. And I did go on and comment, because I can't shut up.