Kevin was having a bad day. There is an oft-used cynical expression some use when they are world weary and tired of the daily grind of living. It is the expression that “Life is a b----.” I use that term with some trepidation, as it is a very negative and coarse expression. I will let you fill in the blanks if you wish. That saying causes me to think about other situations.
There are noble and honorable people who either by using hand held shovels or driving John Deere or Case backhoes or excavators to dig trenches. And then there are those folks who live in Arkansas where rice is an important crop and work in irrigation. To them, “Life is a ditch.”
Proofreaders are necessary professionals in the media and publishing world. They are needed in the everyday exercise of communication between management and staff and from office to office. This word also is used to describe problems computer operators have when a program does not work. In both cases “Life is a glitch.”
Don’t you hate it when people grip all the time? Nothing is right and they are always unhappy with everyone and everything. To them “Life is a gritch.”
In my dark past I remember when men began to install bald knob hitches on their cars and trucks to pull campers, trailers and other implements. Many people including me were not accustomed to those metal protrusions and hit them with our shins and knees and that hurt. To us “Life was a hitch.” Thankfully, a new hitch was developed that allowed it to be recessed and others provided a way to remove the hitch until actually being used.
My car was becoming undependable in starting. Sometimes it would not start with no problem yet at other times it did not. I took it to the dealer and he said, “The problem is in the ignition. It is not working right.” He repaired it and I concluded that to him “Life is a switch.”
Many years ago a man presented a musical TV show featuring a glee club that sang beautifully. His name was Mitch Miller so to him “Life was a Mitch.”
BW is a great seamstress. She has sewed since beginning in 4-H at a date and time that shall remain unreported. She also crochets, knits, darns, patches and quilts. Needless to say if it involves needles, thread, material and sewing machines she can do it. It can be surmised that to her “Life is a stitch.”
Notice this trilogy of interesting characters. There are those who install and repair roofs by heating tar and then spreading it on the roof to seal leaks. A large number of Americans make a living by selling everything from art work to zoo poo. And then there are those who play baseball and stand in the middle of the diamond and throw a baseball toward the batter challenging him to hit it. All three of these groups feel that “Life is a “pitch.” That is a good one.
Larry Vandeventer. Go to my two websites – Larryvandeventer.com and wjrambler1956.com – and purchase my books. I grew up North of Calvertville and graduated from Worthington High School and Indiana State. Contact me at Goosecrick@aol.com or 317-839-7656.