Monday, February 20, 2012

Out of the Mouth of . . .

The Matron will not acknowledge from where this thesis statement came. It could have been delivered in the mail, or plucked from a plum tree. Perhaps aliens took the Matron's acquaintance in her sleep? For some reason, these lines are now reside forever and ever in her psyche:


“Children are fat in America and children are starving to death in third world countries. Third world countries and America are clearly different in the aspects of your normal day to day eating habits, but there are a few major differences between the two.

Third world countries have it rough.”

From hereon into forever, whenever someone in her household has a dilemma -- go to the grocery store now or later? Peas or carrots? sign up for a class or defer? -- and looks to yours truly for guidance, she will simply shrug and say: "third world countries have it rough."

The statement seems to be uniquely all-encompassing.

5 comments:

trash said...

A simple truth ineloquently stated.

Suburban Correspondent said...

We have a saying in our family: first-world problem. Target out of the right-size laundry detergent? First-world problem. Internet acting up? You guessed it...

Suburban Correspondent said...

If these word veris get any harder to read, I'm going to have to beg you to remove them from the blog.

MJ said...

I still maintain that an essay on genocide that ends with the phrase, "Least we forget", will almost always take the prize.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Okay, admitting the problem is the first step....right?