Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Friends and Relatives

My 24 year old brother’s favorite running joke is how old I getting that is why it I am always a few steps behind when it comes to pop culture and the news. Today when I saw him, he asked me if I heard about Rumsfeld’s response to the financial “breaking point” of the army in Iraq. No, but I just learned that a snake and a rat are friends. “You mean the snake and the hamster at the Tokyo Zoo? Yeah, I know, it’s been in the news for months.” Oh. So as he told to me about some alleged breaking point and something this Rumsfeld guy was saying, I couldn’t really pay too much attention, as I continued to perseverate on the fact that a snake and a hamster, who was supposed to be the snakes FOOD, were just hanging out peacefully together, being best friends and all…

I mean, I think they are trying to tell us something.

I’m sure my brother’s story was quite important as well, but I'm not sure how, as I really wasn't listening very well being that was probably completely unrelated to the message of the hamster and the snake.


Blogger Doug said...

Hahaha. Has anyone heard of lions laying down with lambs?

8:35 PM  
Blogger Wade Rankin said...

Ah, the wisdom that can only come with age.

10:56 AM  
Blogger Kristina Chew said...

Real life imitates allegory!

1:08 PM  
Blogger SquareGirl said...

Thanks for all the feedback! The thing I love most about this post is that it is 100% true, and that is not even nearly as interesting or surprising as the fact that a hamster and a rat ARE FRIENDS!

9:57 PM  

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