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Masks & Stores

Him: “What is the difference between a store that won’t allow people to come in without masks or limiting how many can come in and refusing to bake a cake for somebody?”

Me: “One is a store setting limits on people based on what they consider safety standards, and if customers don’t, they can be asked to leave, and if they don’t, they’re trespassing. The cake incident was a violation of the state’s anti-discrimination laws, people not wearing masks or wanting to have more people in a shop are not a recognized minority or group protected from discrimination.”

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Living in Fear?

Him: “I won’t wear a mask, fuck if I’m going to live in fear!”
Me: “Nice cut and paste philosophy. So then are you going to quit concealed carrying, or continue to live in fear? Are you going to rip all of the safety devices off of your tools, or live in fear? Are you going to continue to use condoms, or live in fear? Are you going to stop using child safety seats in the car, or live in fear. Are you going to do what is best for you, or worry about what others may say about you and continue living in fear?”

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Star Wars & Royalty

Him: “Don’t you think it’s weird that they had Princess Leia kiss her brother?”
Me: “Obviously you haven’t read much about royalty.”

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Snippet: Grumpy Old Bastard? Moi?

Her: “How does your wife put up with a grumpy old bastard like you?”
Me: “We laugh a lot together, 33 years and we still have things to laugh about. I’m occasionally grumpy, but generally only when confronted with some form of boneheadedness. My first instinct is to discuss, and when I feel the sound waves of my own voice bouncing back to me from a mass of solid bone, I figure they are no longer worth reasonable and shift to having fun with them. The secret about my temper is that I can be grumpy, most people that think they’ve seen me mad have only seen me irritated, and when I get mad, there will be no mistaking it. But, for all of that, I spend more time smiling than frowning, more time laughing than grumping, and most people haven’t seen more than a faint trace of my temper.”

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Snippet: Barkley’s Wisdom

Him: “What is the smartest thing you ever heard a celebrity say?”
Me: “”Charles Barkley: I am not a role Model.” Hold up a sec…”
Me: “He later said of that: ““There were some columnists that defended me but mostly I got killed. I’m okay with it, though, because nobody in all this time has been able to convince me that it’s wrong to tell kids to listen to their parents and not a basketball player they’ve never met.” Which seems like eminently practical advice.”

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Snippet: Simple Language

Him: “Why do you use such simple language?”
Me: “Because I use language to communicate, I suppose I could employ a more pedantic, superfluous personal lexicon, but I much prefer the efficacy of precise verbal intercourse and discourse in general.”

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