Today we’re doing to take a deep dive into spackle.
Chumps often put things in the best light — which can be a very nice quality. Take children’s art work, for example. While some may see a squashed vessel and guess “tumor” — you, the proud parent, see artistic potential, genius even. All the other children managed to make cylinder shapes, but your child wobbles to his own drummer. His is a unique vision, a post-modern take on pottery that is meta, beyond clay. It challenges the viewer to reject labels like “ashtray,” “vase” or “gift”….
See how I do that? Spackle super chump here.
So, your Fun Friday Challenge is to examine your spackle. What did you mistake it for, and what was it really — and for extra credit! How did you keep deluding yourself?
I mistook 22 years in a federal job as a mark of maturity, stability, and even dullness. What it really was? A chaotic man with a good job, who probably kept it thanks to federal worker protections.
Maybe your cheater was an Eagle scout, a National Merit Scholar, a church deacon — and you mistook this for good character.
Or maybe they were a tumor and you mistook them for art.
Anywho, tell me about your spackle today, and TGIF!