Friday, March 21, 2008

On feeling foolish

Some people go to great lengths to avoid feeling foolish. Like pretending they don't know, for example. Or refusing to see what is crystal clear. Or hunting for explanations to replace "i got taken for a ride". I am beginning to see how it can happen. Perhaps its okay, then, as long as you enjoyed the ride, as long as you know the truth for yourself and can still manage to laugh about it. It's only when one enters the zone of "Denial" that things get messy. And the lines, as always, are very faint.


sd said...

The driving force behind this post eludes me. So what follows may be useless.

Dear Dr. TGFI,

With great pleasure, we would like to extend an invitation to you to submit a paper to "Journal of Fanciful (but negative) Results". However, note that a submission does not imply acceptance. We may find that your ideas were not so fanciful after all, or may be a part of your idea is useful / correct. In such a case we may not be able to accept the paper.

Best Regards,
EDITOR and distinguished author with the largest number of published articles in this journal.

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

LOL!! super comment. where ya been?