Have you ever wondered why, as you prepare to go to a job interview, you break a shoelace? Or Spill food on your new shirt? Or knock over a water glass at the gala. I know I have.
Have you ever wondered why your phone goes dead at the very moment you are expecting a call or need to make one? I know I have. I abhor cell phones.
Have you ever wondered why when you buy a newer car and drive it to the alumni dinner or wedding or family reunion and when you prepare to leave it won’t start? I know I have. One of my favorite humorous anecdotes is describing something as busy: Busier than a set of jumper cables after a Redneck Wedding.
Have you wondered why of the four groups - parents (family), community, the student and school personnel - who collectively determine if a student succeeds, only the school people are held accountable. The rest receive a pass when they do not do their part. I know I have.
Have you ever wondered why people still support and defend the crude, rude, foul, boorish, vulgar, profane bully behavior that Bob Knights displayed as IU basketball coach for many years because he won so many games? I know I have. He was fired in 2000 and should have been fired 10 years before that. He got too big for his britches. I know I have.
Have you ever wondered why in the art and entertainment world it is fully acceptable and encouraged to draw, film, paint and depict females naked and not so much men? I know I have. BW and I were at IU Southeast recently to attend a concert. We arrived early and as we often do, we wandered into the hall and gallery where students and faculty display their creative works of art. There were three depictions of naked females, no males. One painting was so vulgar that I noticed when women came to it, they stiffened, averted their eyes and quickly moved on. Yet it was on display with approval of the university and art community.
Have you ever wondered why when you brag about not having a tooth cavity in years that you have three in the next week? I know I have. BW averred, said, bragged one day, “Are you aware that for the 21 Years Doctor Son-In-Law (SIL) has been providing us with excellent dental care I have not had any work done except for cleaning?” She was as smug as the owner of the shoe store when Mom and Pop Centipede left after buying back to school shoes for their five children. Smugness does not become her. I have had more dental work done in the past month than she has had in 21 years and just last evening as I was using my water pic, I found another cavity. Yowser!
Just wondering. (Note to self: Call Dr. SIL)
[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 Goos