8.13.2008

Kick In The Tongue

Where I work we have the TV tuned on CNN during the work day. One of the stories that was repeated was the protest of "Tropic Thunder" by Members of the Coalition of National Disability Organizations.

At some point, Timothy Shriver was being interviewed. He expressed his opinion about the use of the word "retard" and how the last thing these people need is a "kick in the tongue...teeth."

I heard that and thought that I would love to be a fly on the wall of his grey matter so that I could know what he was thinking when he realized what he said. The other thing that happened is I started to laugh. Periodically, throughout the day, I suffered from fits of laughter.

Of course, I held my composure during the funeral service for a co-worker who had died of a massive heart attack or a stroke last week. He was a great guy and we'll miss him terribly. He also had a great sense of humor, so I'm thinking he would have loved this!

2 comments:

Mark in DE said...

"Kick in the tongue" reminds me of the hilarious way Archie Bunker used to mix up sayings. Spouse's mother does this too, occasionally.

Mark :-)

Myra said...

Sometimes the brain and the mouth don't work together... I had one of those days today! LOL! Had a few good laughs about it.... especially since I wasn't the only one! LOL!

I hope you are stitching up a storm there! 8-) I'm getting there with my stuff!