Sunday, August 16, 2009

geniuses and those who sadly fail to make the grade

The Sober Husband made an appointment to take the laptop known around the house as "the Warcraft machine" down to the Apple store's "Genius Bar" to see about getting the fan replaced. The children are huge fans of the Apple store in general and of the "Genius Bar" in particular, and so they were very excited about this and got up early for a Sunday so they could go along. "We'll see a genius!" they said.

I tried to explain that just because the Apple store puts up a sign saying "Genius Bar" and hires young people to work there does not mean those workers are actually geniuses. The children scoffed and suggested that the Sober Husband and I are just jealous because we ourselves are not geniuses.

"You aren't smart enough to have a cool job!" jabbed six year-old Lola at her father.

"Did you hear that?" I asked him. "Being vice president for research and development at Doggy-o is not as cool a job as working at the Genius Bar at the Apple store."

"THAT'S RIGHT!" shouted Lola smugly.

Maybe if I made him a "Genius" sign for his workplace, he could win the respect of his small children (and if I want that respect, I should change the name of this blog to "the Drunken Genius").

4 comments:

Silliyak said...

The blog name change might reduce some of the ignorant remarks made by anonymous one time visitors. I wonder what % are of them are "birthers" Have you heard the prisoner train conspiracy?

the Drunken Housewife said...

No, I haven't. I've been mindboggled by both the birther & the "death panels" of late. My God, there is a lot of idiocy about these days.

2amsomewhere said...

Maybe if I made him a "Genius" sign for his workplace, he could win the respect of his small children (and if I want that respect, I should change the name of this blog to "the Drunken Genius").

I'm thinking that if such as sign is made, it should be along the lines of the drawing with Wile E. Coyote holding the "Genius" card.

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2amsomewhere
(lives about 10 minutes from the Beech Grove Amtrak facility where the conspiracy theorists from two presidential administrations ago swore up down and sideways was a front for a death camp)

labsurferdude said...

I second 2am's idea. Wile E. Coyote is a model genius.

I do like the blog name change.