"I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves." Ludwig Wittgenstein

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Richard, Au Natural

On his way to the airport, Richard mused that air travel had lost much of its glamour, of late. It required infinitely long waits in line, getting undressed (or nearly so) while passing through security, and once on board the plane,shoehorning himself into his seat--a seat that seemed like it had been designed for a circus midget, not a stand-up comedian of his robust stature (XX-Large). The comedy circuit required a fair bit of travel, and he was growing tired of this constant shuffling from airport to airport.

Today, Richard decided that he would concentrate on the positives and forget about all the negatives. He mused to himself--as only a successful stand-up comedian might do--- There hasn't been an airline disaster for 10 days, maybe 11. Then he silently counted his blessings, and as he approached security, took off all his clothes---except of course, for his red and yellow polka dot socks, which were his very favorites.

1 comment:

  1. I love the descriptions of some of the simpilest things. Your characterization makes me like Richard all the better.