Sunday, July 7, 2024

Death, taxes, and debates


The debates came up with one of my co-workers out at the front desk of the library. "Isn't there supposed to be another one?" I asked.

She didn't know and wanted to, so I looked it up.

"Yes." I informed her. "There's going to be one more presidential debate on September tenth."

My colleague groaned.

I said "I know. It would be so much better if they both died of old age before then!"

This got me going. "John Lennon dies. Prince dies. Martin Luther King dies, but when you really need someone to die it just doesn't happen!"

My co-worker, probably because of being a long time Beatle fan, agreed with me. But if she were more of a Lord of the Rings fan she might have quoted Gandalf at me:

"Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement."

To which I might have replied: 

"I'm not so much judging. I'm merely suggesting that god might want to get a little more involved here."

Actually, it's probably for the best that she's a Beatles fan.

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