I was at my local food store, doing what I do best, avoiding housework buying food for the animals 1 under my care, when I came across a package of Pimento loaf.
Well…now, that’s a bit of a lie on my part. I didn’t exactly come across the Pimento loaf (also known as Pickle and Pimento loaf. Also known as “OMG-I –think-I-just-threw-up-a-bit-in-my-mouf”). I was buying luncheon meat for Jakob (cause he just has to be allergic to Peanut Butter and make my life that much more difficult, of course). Which, in the refrigerated section, is where I found several packages worth of Pimento loaf.
Welcome to your friendly neighborhood jman’s almost internet famous internet show. I am your friendly neighborhood jman.
I am also the head and lone employee of the Information Technologies department here at the jman household. And, believe you me, I am not a fan of the position, either. Parenting is a thankless job. But, being a parent on top of the being the family’s IT department? That’s not just a thankless job. That’s a complete black hole of thanklessness.
I was at “work” the other day, minding my own business like I always do. When what to my wondering eyes should appear one of my colleagues approached me, asking if I’d like to participate in her kid’s school fundraiser.
And by “participate” I really mean “purchase some crap.”
My colleague must’ve seen me flinch, cause she quickly followed it up with: “Oh. It’s not like that! It’s not like that crap that they used to have when we went to school. It’s good stuff!!!” She said as she handed me the “catalog”.
I don’t know if you know this about your friendly neighborhood jmanor not, but I’ve had a kid or four in my day. Yea…for awhile there I was a bit “busy”. Not only do I have four kids, but they’re also all two years apart, with the exception of Jethro and Jake, that is. There’s 2.5 years between the two of them. What can I say? I got a little sloppy at the end.
So what I’mma bout to relate to you comes from experience. I’m not talking theory here. I’m talking practical application. Real world experience. Learn from me, my flock. Learn! For I speaketh the trutheth.
Man can be incredibly cruel and ugly toward his fellow human being. The ways we treat each other, the ways we talk to each other, can be downright nasty. We invent and proliferate devices of such magnitude, they can destroy a man’s very soul. Am I talking about nuclear bombs? Weapons of mass destruction? No. Far worse. As a society, we’ve created a torture device that crushes even the strongest man’s spirit. And, quite frankly, I firmly believe the government has been involved with its use for a very long time. I tell you the worst device man has ever wrought onto hisself is: