I'm in real trouble. C.W. stayed up late and created this meme that he posted on the internet so my wife could see it first thing. I'm hiding from her and he is hiding from me.
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Monday, June 27, 2022
He walked through this morning while I was half asleep. I think he intended to be a newscaster but I wasn't sure.
"What kind of week do you plan for this week," he said. "Inquiring minds want to know."
I tried to ignore him.
"Shall I report, 'No comment?'"
"What the godalmighty hell are you talking about?"
"Well," he said, "Week before last you were saying that they may have hit bottom."
"Last week you said you didn't think there was a bottom."
"Coffee," I said.
Sunday, June 26, 2022
C.W. came by this morning. I hadn't seen him in ages. He had worried about Covid and hasn't been around much. Anyway, today he looked a lot like I imagine Charles Darwin might have looked.
"What's up?" he said.
"Where have you been?"
"Somewhere safe, watching," he said.
"To what do I owe the pleasure?"
"Does your species understand natural selection?"
I thought. "Some do. Many don't."
"The species may get hit by it, and not in a pleasant way."
"Yes. Remember that the role of a male is to impregnate as many females as he can to propagate a species much like himself."
"And remember that the role of a female is to propagate wisely, as with most things. That's why we don't understand why they aren't the rulers."
"So. Do you have a point?"
"Yes. What happens if they aren't allowed to choose wisely."
"What do you mean?"
"What if rapist and child-molesters decide to develop a dominant species by spreading their seeds abundantly and pervasively?"
A crack appeared in the clouds of my thinking and a shaft of light emerged.
"And what if the results of their base decision were now protected by your laws so propagation would prove inevitable?"
"You mean the products of wickedness might be protected by the courts?
"I mean floods of mutants infiltrating your species. Nothing more. Nothing less."
"Did you come back after all these years just to make me feel worse than I already do?"