Thursday, September 21, 2017

A Very Good Time

Way back when.

It's a great time. Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), the autumnal equinox, and the 13th anniversary of my first date with Mr. Rosenberg are all happening right around this minute. I'm a fan of all of these things. With seemingly constant reminders of all of the current peril on the planet, I'm shining a bright light on all of the good things I can. There are always good things.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Unsolicited Feedback

"Mom? What did you just call that driver in the blue car?"

"I think you heard what I called him, Bob."

"You really need to be less colorful with your language, Mom."

Friday, September 15, 2017

The E

"Bob? Did you tell Dad how you did on your homework?"

"Oh, yeah! I got an 'E.'"

"What does that mean?"

"'E' stands for excellent. It's the highest mark. It's above 'satisfactory' which is above 'needs improvement.'"

"Oh, well. That's good to hear. It meant something a lot different when I was a kid."

"What did it mean when you were a kid, Dad?'

"Yeah, what did it mean? It didn't mean anything when I was a kid and I'm a lot older than you."

"Well, it wasn't great. It was between 'D' and 'F.'"

"Um, what?"

"You, know - A, B, C, D, E, F."

"Dude. There's no 'E.' It goes A, B, C, D, F. There's never been an 'E.'"


"Are you being serious right now?"

"There's no 'E'?"


"Dad, I know you only got A's so I guess it maybe sort of makes sense that you don't really know about the lower grades, but not really."

"Are you guys sure about this?"

"Oh my God, Dad."