Febreze and Fools

Dad with his car, 1948 or 49?

Now that I have 2,000+ pictures from my past you will have to suffer along with me … well you get the drift.

I love this picture of my dad. I’m guessing it is the late 1940s and it’s spring time because there are no leaves but no snow either. Kind of like today.

Have you seen the Febreze commercials where these people agree to be blindfolded and led into some room to “smell” stuff. What the hell kind of idiot agrees to do this. Are they the same people who would get into a windowless van with a mattress on the floor for a test drive, or help a stranger look for his lost puppy in the deserted woods by the river?  Sure when I was a kid I was told that if a stranger talked to me in the movie theater I should tell the usher and so every time I went to the movie theater I’d sit by a stranger hoping he’d talk to me so I could tell the usher. I had no idea what I would do if a stranger offered me candy — you can only ask so much from a kid you know.

I was suppose to take this week off as vacation but changed it because someone told me there was this project I needed to do and it had to be done by the end of this week (and I wouldn’t get the information until Monday or Tuesday). Tonight I received an email that they haven’t been able to “pull it together” yet so it won’t be coming this week. Well I rescheduled my vacation for the week of April 9th (opening day for the Twins for which I have tickets) and I would just like to go on record as quoting an attorney I used to work for who said — “Fool me once shame on you; fool me twice you’re a horse’s ass.” (I think George W Bush had a version of that statement also.) If this project should show up, say around April 1st I will treat it as a joke.