Sunday, December 09, 2012
on kidneys and opinions
Don't you love when you have friends that accept your absences without explanation? I had an unexpected departure from the blog for a while there. Rather than do the whole traditional apology/explanation business, I'm just going on as though I didn't stop calling you for a while. Sound good?
I'm hiding the girls' Christmas gifts in a spot in the basement, above which there is randomly an old bumper sticker placed that reads, in all caps, "TRANSPLANT KIDNEYS. DON'T BURY THEM." There are plenty of comings and goings to the gift area of late, and so I receive this advice on a daily basis. It makes me pause and chuckle, and then remember that comparison someone made a while back--Confucius, probably--between opinions and A-holes. You know the one, right? 'Course you do.
I'm not even going to ask you how a person can select to transplant kidneys (and yes, I know about organ donation. But still). I mean, it's not as though I have an assortment of kidneys down in the basement that I'm considering whether to keep or toss. Can you imagine putting this bumper sticker on your car? Now, clothes are another story. And so I pretend the sticker reads "DONATE THESE CLOTHES. DON'T WEAR THEM." Thank you, sign! How very helpful of you.
What've y'all been up to while I was gone? Any news to dish?