Thursday, April 21, 2016

well goodbye then

This is one of my things that's accepted and indulged. Upon leaving a party or dinner or whatever and already having said goodbye and to signal stop dragging it out already I  put on a world-weary voice and accent of a Transylvania ghoul with a dead bored look and say, "How I do detest long dragged out desultory goodbyes." Then flick to a high pitched cheerful cheerleader voice and chirp a thoughtless, "goodbye."  The person I say that to returns the chirp, "goodbye" and spins around and separates without another word. It's directly and hurtfully rude. They followed you out the car to prolong the goodbye. But it's hilarious anyway because it works.


Kids so filled with glee, what do you think?  He reminds them of Catholic girls somehow. It doesn't make sense.

6 comments:

edutcher said...

Can't be too soon, about 50 years overdue.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

We should have some rum to celebrate. Maybe a cigar too!

AllenS said...

Once he dies, I'll light up a cigar with a Harriet Tubman 20.

deborah said...

Because I could not stop for Death –
He kindly stopped for me –
The Carriage held but just Ourselves –
And Immortality.

We slowly drove – He knew no haste
And I had put away
My labor and my leisure too,
For His Civility –

We passed the School, where Children strove
At Recess – in the Ring –
We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain –
We passed the Setting Sun –

Or rather – He passed Us –
The Dews drew quivering and Chill –
For only Gossamer, my Gown –
My Tippet – only Tulle –

We paused before a House that seemed
A Swelling of the Ground –
The Roof was scarcely visible –
The Cornice – in the Ground –

Since then – 'tis Centuries – and yet
Feels shorter than the Day
I first surmised the Horses' Heads
Were toward Eternity –

-Emily Dickinson

Amartel said...

Shut up and die already.
Sometimes you've had enough lies.

windbag said...

...and Obama handed him a going away gift...