Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Conspiracy of Getting Old

(Two Post In As Many Days... Oh The Wonder)

This is happening right here in our own country! 
We must put a stop to this immediately!

Have you noticed that stairs are getting steeper, groceries are heavier, and, everything is farther away?  And y
esterday I walked to the corner and I was dumbfounded to discover how long our street had become!

People are less considerate now, especially the young ones.  They speak in whispers all the time, and if you ask them to speak up they just keep repeating themselves, endlessly mouthing the same silent message until they're red in the face!  What do they think I am, a lip reader? 

I also think they are much younger than I was at the same age.  On the other hand, people my own age are so much older than I am.  Why, I ran into an old friend the other day and she has aged so much that she didn't even recognize me.

I got to thinking about the poor dear while I was combing my hair this morning, and in doing so, I glanced at my own reflection.  Well, REALLY NOW - even mirrors are not made the way they used to be!

Everyone drives so fast these days!  You're risking life and limb if you happen to pull onto the freeway in front of them.  All I can say is, their brakes must wear out awfully fast, the way I see them screech and swerve in my rear view mirror.

Clothing manufacturers are less civilized these days, too.  Why else would they suddenly start labeling a size 32 waist pant as a size 40?  Do they think no-one notices?

The people who make bathroom scales are pulling the same prank.  Do they think I actually believe the number I see on that dial?  HA! I would never let myself weigh that much.  Just who do these people think they're fooling?

I'd like to call up someone in authority to report what's going on.  But even the telephone company is in on the conspiracy.  They've printed the phone books in such small type that no one could ever find a number in there!

All I can do is pass along this warning: WE ARE UNDER ATTACK!

Unless something drastic happens, pretty soon everyone will have to suffer these awful indignities.  And if God wanted us to pop out of bed in the morning, he would have us sleep in a toaster.

And don't forget God gave us toes as a device to find furniture in the dark!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

How It All Began... Honest!

Please do not Google or check this with Snopes.  They will lie to you.  Trust me!

In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a healthy young wife by the name of Dorothy.  As it were, Dot Com was a comely woman; large of breast, broad of shoulder and long of leg.  Indeed, she was often called Amazon Dot Com.

And she said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why dost thou travel so far from town to town with thy goods when thou canst trade without ever leaving thy tent?"

And Abraham did look at her as though she were several saddle bags short of a camel load, but simply said, "How is this possible, my dear?"

And Dot replied, "I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between the towns to send messages saying what you have for sale.  And they will reply telling you who hath the best price.  The sale can be made on the drums and delivery made by Uriah's Pony Stable (UPS)."

Abraham thought long and decided he would let Dot have her way with the drums.  And the drums rang out and they were an immediate success.  Abraham sold all the goods he had at top price, without ever having to move from his tent.

To prevent neighboring countries from overhearing what the drums were saying, Dot devised a system that only she and the drummers knew.  It was known as Must Send Drum Over Sound (MSDOS), and she also developed a language to transmit ideas and pictures - Hebrew to the People (HTTP).

And the young men did take to Dot Com's trading as doth the greedy horsefly take to camel dung.  They were called Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich Dominican Sybarites, or NERDS.  And lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and the deafening sound of drums that no one noticed that the real riches were going to that enterprising drum dealer, Brother William of Gates, who bought off every drum maker in the land.  Indeed he did insist on drums to be made that would work only with Brother Gates' drum heads and drumsticks.

And Dot did say, "Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being taken over by others."  And Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel, or eBay as it came to be known, and said, "We need a name that reflects what we are."

And Dot replied, "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators." (YAHOO).  And because it was Dot's idea, they named it YAHOO Dot Com.

Abraham's cousin, Joshua, being the young Gregarious Energetic Educated Kid (GEEK) that he was, soon started using Dot's drums to locate things around the countryside.

It soon became known as God's Own Official Guide to Locating Everything (GOOGLE).

That is how it all began. And that's the truth.

And Al Gore has been taking credit for this for years…

I would not make up this stuff.  Honest