Someday (not today and probably not tomorrow either), I plan on having a Shop, a Newsletter, and an E-book for this site. As I was trying to come up with clever, catchy phrases for t-shirts, mugs, fedora hats and whatnot, I remembered this.
Soon after D and I got married, we were shopping in Toys R Us for games. We are game players. We’re interesting that way. This was loooooooooong before we had children … back when we were perfect parents. As we were walking up and down the game aisle debating the merits of card games versus board games a lady walked up with her litter of kidlets. It seemed like a lot at the time, but it was probably only 3 or 4. They were all knocking stuff off shelves, screaming at the top of their lungs, fighting and kicking each other for no reason and one was spitting in the floor. After a few minutes of trying to corral them, the poor chick had had enough …. she gripped the handle of the shopping cart, her face turned bright read and she calmly spoke with a clenched jar the words “Don’t make me slap you”. The kids got the message. Obviously we don’t condone child abuse and I don’t think she was going to really slap them, but they sure thought she might.
D and I started giggling so much we had to walk away … but we have remembered that incident all these years and even used that phrase on our own children when they became old enough to understand irony.
Of course nobody can make somebody slap someone else … but they can sure make you want to.
Long story short … I know … too late
this is my first design for products in the store …. I like it … a lot !
and in a completely unrelated thing
I’ve been sorting through old posts from when I shut everything down and I came across this one. I crack myself up sometimes. Enjoy.
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