Tuesday, July 30, 2019
The other day I looked out at the golf course and saw a young man caddying for another young man of the same general age.
I suppose if it was the movies the young guy golfing with the caddy who was his own age would have signified that he was an insufferable son of privilege, cold to the feelings of others, who never had to work a day in his life and considered servitude his divine birthright. Meanwhile the caddy himself would be a real person, just making a buck, if he could, almost certainly for some worthy pull-himself-up-by-the-bootstraps purpose. They'd probably have gone to the same high school together and resented each other the whole time there. By the end of the movie the tables will turn and the virtuous young caddy will triumph over the young trumpian.
And it's not a bad take on the whole thing, although perhaps unreasonably optimistic in today's America, what with tables turning and everything.
And I do try to take an optimistic view.
Here are all the options the young man had to get his clubs around the course, but did not avail himself of:
1. In a bag over his shoulder, enjoying the fitness and strength of his youth.
2. Wheeled about in a nice 3-wheelie bag that offers extreme ease and maneuverability.
3. On the back of a little two-seated electric cart that's probably super fun to drive about on the hilly course.
And here are all the good reasons to go around with a caddy:
1. Because he's a professional golfer.
So, in the spirit of looking on the positive side, I guess that explains it.
I saw a professional golfer today.
They sure are getting young though.
And really bad at golf.