21 March 2012

We Are All Mona Lisas

I had some thoughts today, of the Life/Universe/Everything variety, and as I don't have much room in my head these days for extra thoughts (big though my noggin my be) I thought I would lay them upon you, dear readers.

Out and about today to run errands and shove some groceries down my neck, I was privy to some intriguing insights as I trolled the aisles of the big box and later as I chewed thoughtfully on my beans and rice.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls and genders in between, insofar as I can claim any sort of life wisdom I humbly offer the following for your edification and delight:

For men: If a lady smiles at you, don't automatically assume they want to engage in carnal relations with you. While that is within the realm of possibility, it almost certainly of low probability. You should, however, smile back. As a minimum she was being nice, and you should return the courtesy. Your day will be better for it.

For women: If a gentleman smiles at you, don't automatically assume he wants you to engage in carnal relations with him. While that is within the realm of possibility, it almost certainly of low probability. You should, however, smile back.As a minimum he was being nice, and you should return the courtesy. Your day will be better for it.

For adults: If a child smiles at you, smile back. Wave if you can.  It matters not why the child smiled at you, only that they did. The universe has chosen to favor you with a kindness. Enjoy your good fortune. Smile.


The first two I gathered by inference while people watching. The last one was by the grace of a child's smile. Here endeth the lesson.

6 comments:

  1. And what if a child complains on the paint on your hand from the night's decorating? That happened to me this morning and to be honest I wasn't sure what to do or say...

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  2. People always smile while grocery shopping.

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  3. did i just get grasshoppered?

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  4. I hear you, man. I think about the fellow who was going to jump from a bridge and wanted just one person to smile at him as he was walking towards his death. One never knows.....

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