Thursday, October 4, 2018
If it is Bad, it will be on the news.
Cars of Art:
Again, I don't recognize the car, but it sure is nice.
Now for tonight:
My sister Shirl watched the news all day. No matter what state we were in, when something ‘bad’ happened in that state, she would call and say,”I know you don’t watch TV so you should know that there is a person shooting at cars out there. Please be careful.”
“Shirl, thanks, but we are two hundred miles from there.”
“Well you can’t be too careful; you don’t know how crazy people are these days!”
When we were together, if it didn’t seem to her that Sherry was holding her purse tight enough, she would warn her of a purse snatching that was on the news.
“I quit wearing my diamonds, It was on TV that drug addicts are targeting women with jewelry,” she started saying about a year ago.
I don’t know when the theory ‘If it bleeds, it leads’ came about’. But it certainly stuck.
I would say, “Shirl, honey you worry too much.”
To which she would always say, “It is not 'worry' Jackie, I am just concerned!”
I knew her fears came from TV. If it isn’t bad it will not be on the news. That is a shame too. I think someone like Sean, of ‘Sean of the South’, could make great positive stories, but we are trained to ‘bad news’ so folks have come to see news as just for the BAD THINGS.
I just wanted to gripe a little since I have been too positive lately. Along that line, dadgummit, I miss the motor home. I have had to go looking for my girl for a kiss since being here. When I wanted a snack they were within arm’s reach in the motor home. Here I have to take a hike! A glass of milk or water is two steps away in our ‘wheel estate’. (I got that term from Lisa.)
Our Coach...... Mike called, “We had to get the coach professionally cleaned. The smell was too bad for the mechanics.” Sherry & I had assumed that the refer would stay on, but I forgot the ‘gas absorption’ refer must be fairly level to operate and the rear was jacked high. SOOOO the refrigerator gave up the ghost. We had 8 lbs of chicken and 5 lbs of fish, plus HB & wieners. Yep it stunk.
Now, that was bad enough to make the news! But probably not in Atlanta. LOL