I had plenty of time to observe and ponder humanity today and was struck by the ironies of life.
– A cigarette-smoking woman driving a car laden with graphic anti-abortion bumper stickers. Kill yourself daily, but don’t kill babies.
– A car-crazed teen, now eligible to obtain a driver’s permit, is in no rush to drive.
– A classic middle child laughing his head off at a TV show called “The Middle”.
– A plus-sized clothing store stocks skin-tight jeans and sweaters.
– A toy store is filled with crazed adults seeking pre-Black Friday bargains.
– A La-Z-Boy furniture company is lazily manufacturing our new couches.
– A Latino handyman stops at Taco Bell for lunch.
– A smartphone “forgets” all its contacts.
– A public school newsletter is filled with more advertisements than news.
– A high school hires an intervention support specialist an entire year after we could have used her services. A day late and a dollar short, thankyouverymuch.
– The haul of Halloween candy lasts until well past Thanksgiving.
– A mother finds herself irretrievably ensconced in the “sandwich generation” as she tends to a child’s birthday party needs while investigating independent living options for her own mother.