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September 16, 2014

Care to Remember

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 5:45 am

C284071 mThis is just a little slice of life that happened last night that tickled me.

I was involved in a rare event – a conversation with my grandson. He attended a wedding over the weekend and I was asking him about his experience. He went on to tell me about the people he met and some of the local flavor he encountered out on Cape Cod.

I then asked about an incident I had heard about that happened and was looking for a bit more detail. I said, ” I heard that _____________ gave you some shit (verbal abuse).” He looked at me quizzically and said, “Maybe you’re referring to . . .” (an innocuous comment that this person made).

He then said, “If it’s anything other than that, I don’t remember.” He then went on to hit me with the quote worth re-quoting: “If I don’t care what you are saying, I’m not going to remember it.”

It caused me to come up with a new version of the old schoolyard ditty that we’ve all learned.

“Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me, especially if I don’t care enough to remember them.”

Thanks, grandson. You can teach an old dog new tricks.

All the best,


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