Friday, June 01, 2007
Where Angels Fear to Tread
I find it curious that the neighborhood wastrels/weirdos are often the most forthcoming with their advice.
Our street has its share of foot-traffic, back-and-forth slide-'n'-gliders ambling along to the Walgreen's or Popeye's or wherever they score their fix of choice. They tend to be a chatty bunch, and any front-yard activity is the subject of much discussion. Whatever the topic—be it lawn care, child rearing, or auto maintenance—they have have an opinion. And they're going to share.
One wonders if folks who can't maintain two consecutive days of employment—or the finer points of basic hygiene—or a straight line while they walk—are the best qualified to offer guidance. But maybe they expend all their wisdom on others and have none left for themselves.
Bless their hearts.