Friday, November 22, 2013

Overheard in the Dining Room...

Me: "I'll deliver your mom safely to the doctor..."

RX: "I'm going to hold you to that."

Me: "Well, not only is she your mom, but I'll be in the car too, which is sort of an added incentive in my book."

10 comments:

bluesun said...

Very Atlas Shruggian.

Paul said...

I remember how my Grandma always wanted to ride a motorcycle. Just because some one is old does not mean that they are immune from thrills.

I'm think riding with Tam could be a thrill a minute.

Not in a bad way.

Goober said...

Objectivist rationalization for not allowing Ms x's mom to die due to recklessness and neglect on the way to the hospital :

Creepy?

Or super creepy?

You decide. We report...

Tam said...

"Objectivist rationalization..."

LOLWUT?

Yeah, I was totally planning on driving in reverse until I ran into a bridge abutment and exploded today, but since someone else is in the car along with my own worthless ass, I'll do it tomorrow instead. :p

Robin said...

Incentives are important...

global village idiot said...

"Objectivist rationalization."

Yeah, I caught that too. Then again, that's the trap, isn't it?

At what point in our Nation's history did enlightened self-interest stop being just prudent good-sense and start becoming political and philosophical? A case could be made that it started with the Quakers but that's a stretch.

gvi

Roberta X, furious said...

Goober: Take your sick-ass philosophy off my Mom. Now.

It was a humorous exchange -- Tam is a much better driver than I am.

Goober said...

That was me joking.

Objectivism: the theory that if you only ever do things for your own benefit and for selfish reasons, that the world will be a better place.

Don't safely deliver mamma x because its the right thing to do: do it because putting her in peril will likewise imperil you. That's creepy.

Goober said...

Guys, seriously I was joking. Sorry for the misunderstanding. I was hoping for an LOL here, not to piss anyone off.

Tam said...

Ah, I'm tracking now. :o