Monday, June 24, 2024

New sub redux


Yesterday in this space I was discussing a new substitute worker at my library. She does not get any of my jokes, or she doesn't think they're funny, or both. But that's okay. I can work with that! It doesn't have to be the end of all communication. I can talk to people without my sense of humor. Or without their sense of humor. Or both.

It's just like walking.

While missing one leg.

You put your right leg down carefully.

Then you gently shift your weight to your left...



So you get up again, brush yourself off, and carefully plant your right leg. Then, easing gingerly forward, you...

Tumble to the ground again!

Hmmm, tricky, but surely not impossible?

The key is to keep getting up.

And, eventually, they might find the sheer number of falls funny.

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