GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Dontcha just hate it when someone talks down to you? You know, like Charles Emerson Winchester III on M*A*S*H. Remember how pretentious and self-important he was? Yeah, nobody liked him. Ooh, or Niles Crane on "Frasier," either.
And back here in the real world and in real time, there are plenty of CEW III's strutting around sputtering out statements such as: "Oh, you wouldn't understand..." or, "Look, it's not your fault, this is a bit outside your skill set..." or, "No offense but this may be just a bit above your pay grade..."
BT dubs, if you have to preface a statement with the one claiming no offense, it's absolutely offensive, yo. Even simple minds like mine can figure that out.
The way I see it, there's always going to be someone out there WAY smarter than you. And someone not quite as bright as you. And someone equally intelligent. Here's the thing: everyone has their strengths and weaknesses but the one trait we all need is to embrace is the ability to treat each other with respect and empathy.
Sadly, that chip is missing in some of the humans sucking up our oxygen. #boneheads
Read about them in my Sunday column, "Well, You Don't Say, At Least, Most of Us" and in the meantime hit me up about the Charles Winchester III in YOUR life!
PS 130:1B-2, 3-4, 5-6AB R. (7) With the Lord there is mercy, and fullness of redemption. Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD; LORD, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to my voice in supplication. If you, O LORD, mark iniquities, Lord, who can stand? But with you is forgiveness, that you may be revered. I trust in the LORD; my soul trusts in his word. My soul waits for the LORD more than sentinels wait for the dawn. Alleluia JN 14:6 I am the way and the truth and the life, says the Lord; no one comes to the Father except through me.