Motto of the Month: February 2012
With an extra day in February this year, there is more time to spend your paycheck and mistakenly think that there will be money left at the end of the month. Hope springs eternal! The LHBMA, I. Selection Committee contrarily settled on a long motto, to wit:
LEARN FROM THE MISTAKES OF OTHERS
you can't live long enough
to make them all yourself
John Belzer, (me!) thus becomes President of the Month and will attempt to handle Joe, our obstreperous parade horse, who generally balks at carrying oversized mottoes. Learning from other's mistakes, the President has scheduled the parade to begin at the top of San Juan Hill and end at the bottom, thus employing gravity as a helpmate for Joe and his heavier than usual load. Date: the 8th. Time: 8ish.
We all want what's coming to us, but not what we deserve.
Our Chairman of Daffy Definitions reports that: An Optimist is a wife who thinks she can squeeze her car into a tight parking space without bending a fender; A Super-Optimist is a husband who thinks she won't try; and, Telemarketing is a continuous search for the most awkward time to get a phone call.
The problems begin to arrive when the kids start asking questions that have answers.
Other mottoes submitted which wouldn't make it up a hill, let alone down, include: "SPEAK YOUR MIND, I'll enjoy the silence," from Dan Yahraus; "OBJECTIVITY is in the mind of the beholder," from Charlie Bassett; and, "I WOULD NEVER ASK YOU TO REPEAT GOSSIP, just tell me once," from Cheryl Grant.
A philosopher is a person who doesn't care which side her bread is buttered on because she eats both sides anyway.
The Let's Have Better Mottoes Association, Inc.