Saturday, July 26, 2008

Why kids don't know s---!

OK So I went to the library booksale. This should be a relaxing way to support a very good cause and pickup some bargains at the same time. Not so! It was busy and somewhat crowded which was to be expected at mid-morning of the first day, not a problem. As I browsed my way through the barn I came upon a young (6 or 7) child sitting on the floor in the middle of an aisle, reading a book, oblivious to the world. My first thought was that his parents had lost track of him in the crowd. Evidently not, as a moment later a woman a few feet away handed him another book,saying "Here's another one you might like". My question, then, is how can we expect the children to know anything when the people who should be teaching them don't know anything! I thought about saying something about the child or someone else being injured when they tripped over him, but didn't feel like getting the nasty looks and the "miserable old man" comments . So I decided to take my few purchases and leave, while hoping that when someone did trip over him, his parents didn't decide to sue the library! Since it certainly wouldn't be the parents fault.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Still practicing

Now she's taken off and left me here, there's no telling what will happen now! I guess I'll just keep typing away and see what comes out. We have visions of this being an outlet for my frustations with society in general and yuppie liberals in particular! Which causes my wife to worry about the Secret Service knocking on the door.

This should be interesting, she's making me try my skills at blogging!

I'm about to insert a picture, of what, who knows....

it's a cake!

Friday, July 11, 2008

An Ode to Uncle Joe

Welcome to Richard's Ramblings and Random Rants.

For those who know my father, you'll agree that this blog has been a long time coming. Richard J. Benner is an admirable man, flaws and all, who lives by the credo instilled in him as a young lad by his Uncle Joe Ryan, which is simply:

There's no sense in me being pissed off unless somebody knows about it!

You'll note this theme carried throughout this blog.

So, Happy Birthday Dad! I know once you start using this, you'll find it a valuable outlet for your...talent.

Love TLG