Motto of the Month: September 2011
In a self-serving effort to encourage others to throw away, or at least
not pick up, their loose change, this month's President, Tom McGreevey,
swept the field at the Selection Committee meeting with his suggestion
that arrived with a penny sans loafer:
A PENNY SAVED
is hardly worth the effort
In keeping with the spirit of the motto, President McGreevey, astride Joe
with purple robe and velvet sash (the President, not Joe, who modestly
wears his own coat beneath the motto banner) will halt the parade from
time to time so that members may search diligently around parking meters,
ATMs, laundromats, vending machines and fast food drive-through lanes,
to see whether the motto has encouraged others to downgrade efforts at
picking up, possibly, even dimes and quarters. The parade will begin at
7pm on the 20th at the Penny Arcade, wind past the Dollar Store, and end
later at the Wishing Well restaurant.
It's a mighty poor memory that can only work backwards.
The Association's Committee on the Next Generation reports: Teenagers
have to be non-conformists - all the other kids are; Kids love criticism
as long as it's unqualified praise; and Young People were invented to
keep parents from wasting too much time on the phone.
It isn't what you know that counts but what you think of in time.
Other mottoes almost worth the effort this month included: "I THINK THE
FREEZER deserves a light as well," from Alice Bridgestone; "MONEY DOESN'T
TALK, it goes without saying," from Chelsea MacAndrew; and, "NEVER BITE
OFF more than you can bite off," from Teresa Bechtol.
Everybody loves good losers but nobody wants to bet on them.
The Let's Have Better Mottoes Association, Inc.