Wednesday, December 22, 2010
I appreciate Xmas for different things, especially enjoying the subtle notes of irony and sarcasm which can underlie the fragile surface veneer of good will towards men supposed to characterize the season. As Xmas draws nearer, you can both see and hear how frazzled and worn many of the overworked and underpaid clerks are getting, like our good friend Jack as illustrated!
Waiting in a long line at the service desk of an area post office, I heard the attendant ask one of many customers if there was anything else he could do for her. While his words were properly what should have been said, his tone of voice, bordering on the edge of going postal, spoke an entirely different message that was absolutely marvelous!
--Ah, Christmas!--Is there anything else that so brings out the best and the worst in people?