With 2021 less than two weeks away, I’m asking my friends not to speculate on what else could go wrong this year. After all, 2020 already reminds me of a horror movie. I’m thinking now of the kind where you say the name of the demon, and the demon shows up. So, please, no speculation along those lines. Somebody already told me to cheer up because things could be worse, and when I cheered up, things did get worse.
I’m generally fairly conservative, at least fiscally. I mean I was a government finance officer for decades, so that’s kind of natural. Still, when President Trump talks about using the armed forces to redo the 2020 Presidential election in certain states, that wouldn’t be martial law. It would be a military coup. Is anyone talking about section 4 of the 25th Amendment yet?
Your sales pitch should at least be credible. I got a loyal customer offer from a car dealership I’ve never bought a car from. They want to buy 15 used vehicles. They want to give me up to 20 % above book value for my vehicle. It’s a truck, not a car, so I guess vehicle is okay. And, because I’m a loyal customer of their car store (nope), they’ll waive up to six payments on my current vehicle. Sweet! But it’s 13-years old, and I paid cash for it, so I sincerely doubt they really want to buy it even though I just put new tires on it. Plus, what good does skipping six payments do for me? I’ve already skipped all the payments.
I collect Christmas music. I also like the Pentatonix Christmas CD’s. I already owned one, and just picked up two more. Without criticizing their musical performance, I would like to state for the record that “God Only Knows” isn’t a Christmas song, and neither is “When You Wish Upon a Star.” I mean Pinocchio wasn’t a reindeer.
Sometimes Facebook’s algorithms concern me. Today, the all-seeing computer suggested that I should be friends with a 16-year-old girl. I’m sure she’s a wonderful person, still thanks, but no thanks.