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I Used To Care . . . November 7, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Humor, Joke, People.

200px-March-hareI used to care . . .

What people

Thought of me.

Then I had a long talk

with a bottle of Merlot . . .

And realized

that most people

don’t think.

Inspiration:  The Only Cin!


1. Paula Tohline Calhoun - November 7, 2010

Bwa-ha-ha-ha-haaaah! Thanks for that – to whomever is responsible for it! You or Cin? Reminds me of the time back in 1980 when the Republicans nominated Mr. Reagan for President. I remember being so excited and happy because I thought (and no offense to anyone who admired his presidency!)”No one will EVER elect him! – Carter will have another 4 years! Yay!” After Reagan was elected by a rather large majority I finally got it: I definitely do not have my finger on the pulse of the nation. Didn’t then, and still don’t. . .excuse me – I hear my different drummer calling. . .

nrhatch - November 7, 2010

I remember thinking, “WHY is an actor running for President?”

Overall, I thought he made a wonderful figurehead for our government ~ very good at delivering his lines in a credible manner.

And, now, I realize that ALL politicans are consumate actors.

Greg Camp - November 8, 2010

It reminds me of the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” books, in which the Galactic president is elected to do outrageous acts so as to distract the voters from the real business of the government.

Now, you just realized that people don’t think? Oh my, but you haven’t taught school, have you. . . .

nrhatch - November 8, 2010

Actually, I’ve recognized the absence of critical thinking ability in others for most of my life.

Rather than thinking, they play “Follow The Leader,” or “Simon Says.” 🙂

2. Ollin - November 7, 2010

Well I’m glad you don’t care anymore! I’ve been a lot better than earlier years, but to tell you the truth, I still care a little bit. I’m working it. I’m working on it.

nrhatch - November 7, 2010

Let me pour you a glass of Merlot. 😉

3. Cindy - November 7, 2010

Cheers to that, bottoms up!

nrhatch - November 7, 2010

I had to scroll a ways back in TOC to find a post with Merlot. I ran into some Shiraz, and a couple Cabernets, and finally . . . Merlot. The linked post talks about drinking Merlot every day . . . perfect fit! 😉

You’re up early again. We just ended Daylight Savings Time, so it’s early here. Only 9:45. Party on!!!

4. loreen lee - November 8, 2010

Well, if we should only be concerned with the things that we can change, I’ll just take more time to mend my ways, or says! grin grin. It’s not that people don’t think, they can’t think about me, or for me. They can’t ‘know’ ME! I prefer it that way. I’ll do my own thinking. They can dissect my speech as much as they like; that’s ‘externals’, not that sea you spoke about yesterday.

nrhatch - November 8, 2010


No one knows exactly who we are . . . so why obsess about our reputation with them? We have as many reputations as acquaintances and NONE is accurate. 🙂

loreen lee - November 8, 2010

That’s excellent. Just read yesterday – Why concern yourself with reputation, when ‘your character’ is what is important. Makes sense when you think about it. The best.

nrhatch - November 8, 2010

Everyone we meet forms an impression about who we are . . . based on who they are.

5. Emily Jane - November 8, 2010

Glad you don’t care any more! I’ve recently learned the lesson of “who really cares?” and it’s very freeing 🙂

nrhatch - November 8, 2010

Very liberating, indeed! One of my favorite quotes:

What you think of me is NONE of my business.

6. Julie - November 8, 2010

Or, they don’t think about anything except themselves. lol

nrhatch - November 8, 2010

There is that! 🙂

7. Patricia - November 8, 2010

Everybody thinks. If they think differently than me that’s ok but I feel bad cause they are usually wrong 🙂

nrhatch - November 8, 2010

Me too!

In a book I wrote with several other writers, one of the author bios always cracks me up:

“Steve, who now lives in Korea, is a busy and important person. Also, his opinion is more correct than yours.”

8. Judson - November 9, 2010

Mmmmmmerlot … 🙂

— Judson

nrhatch - November 9, 2010

Rolls off your tongue . . . and runs straight down your throat. 😉

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