Sunday, September 30, 2007

Don't know nothing

I bumped into a guy while delivering papers this week. As we de-bumped, he said something to the effect that nothing but troublesome news was in the paper anyhow.

I said there was good stuff in this issue. He looked at me with a thin smile.

"I learned a long time ago," he said, "that it's better not to know nothing." As he said that, he gave me a look that indicated he had done everything in his power to live up to his aspiration.

And you, sir, I thought (but didn't say), are what's wrong with this country.

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