Tom Hyland - 4/13/05
What comes to my mind is the old TV show, the "Odd Couple" when Felix Unger is making a presentation in court, using a blackboard and chalk. He prints the word "ASSUME" in large bold letters across the board. Then, he quickly draws two slashed diagonal lines through the word, like this:
ASS / U / ME - while saying: when you assume, you make an ASS out of U and ME !!!
Well, Gang, that's what I'm going to do now! I stopped by tonight, just to check on my stats. Lo and behold, I had a new "review." It was on a short story I had posted some time ago, entitled "The New Lepers."
The review was short and sweet, and quite kind. After replying, I went back and re-read the entire piece, out of curiosity. When I finished, scrolled to the bottom, and then realized that this review was the ONLY review ever posted!
So, I scurried over to my stats page again, and guess what? the story had been posted over a year, was read by five hundred and forty-two people (542) but until today, no one had ever bothered to comment!
Now for my ASSUMPTION part - DRUM ROLL - da-dum-da-dum-da-dum --- EITHER nobody liked what I said, or simply didn't care a flying "F" or maybe they were all BIASED NON-smokers!!!
OR maybe, just maybe, I HIT A NERVE? Perhaps they all slithered back into their "OSTRICH" positions, waiting to get their sphincter muscles stretched again?
C'est La Vie! Such is Life!
Let's close with a pun I read many years ago. Believe the author was British:
"Bred any good Rooks lately?"