Saturday, November 26, 2011
TWO KINDS OF PEOPLE
In the movie "The Manchurian Candidate" the character played by Laurence Harvey said to his bride: "There are two kinds of people in the world--those who turn on a TV when they come into a room--and those who don't."
Because of that Les and I have had a continuing dialogue which we call "There are two kinds of people in the world.....".
Today I saw a car with the license plate FROG L8E. I assume the "L8E" meant something but I didn't "GET" it! Beside the license plate was a sticker which read: "Frog parking only; all others will be TOAD!" I chuckled at that but still wondered why the owner would have the "L8E" which was not understandable--at least to me!
When I told Les, he said, "There are two kinds of people in the world--those who have vanity plates and those who don't." I said, "I don't understand people getting vanity plates and especially having stuff that's not easily understood!"
Les said, "There are two kinds of people in the world: people who put bumper stickers on their cars which people will not GET!" I asked, "Like what?" He continued, "You know, like 26+6=1." Touche! I had that bumper sticker on my car which of course most people did not "GET"! He said, "What's the purpose of having something on there which 99.9% of people won't understand?" I answered, "It made me feel good." He said, "Maybe the Frog guy feels good!"
I always made fun of people who had a bumper sticker "I'd rather be driving my Corvette" on their car. I told Gerald I wanted a bumper sticker for my Corvette which would read: "I'd rather be driving my Maserati." It would be a cardinal sin to put a bumper sticker on a Corvette!