Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I'm having my regular ...

I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I was running out of stories to go with the best quotes. I'm not even sure this is a direct quote. If it is I think it was said to Snake, possibly on the roof of the Bay House. It may just be the cursory paraphrase of my dad's self-image that we've all adopted over the years, however. Snake and Ojo are once again called on to fill the gaps.


Snake Diggity said...

More accurate might be "I am the generic man."

He uses when describing anything he wants that doesn't exist. Like, why wouldn't this be available? I want it, and I'm the generic man, so that means everybody else wants it.

Ojo Rojo said...

This statement is actually pretty deep. He has said other related things like, "I am utterly normal." He takes pride in this part of himself for several reasons:

1. It means that he's normal and not weird and without quirks and in Dad's book, that's a good thing.
2. It should allow him to live a life of convenience. Sort of along the lines of what Snake said. The world is set up to cater to and provide for regular guys like him, above all. The law of averages says that the world should be his oyster.
3. It allows him to not rock the boat, not create ripples or distractions; not impose on society in any abnormal way. By being regular, he is easy to deal with. (This last one I think I have adopted to a large degree. I have an almost pathological avoidance of imposing on anyone for anything at any time.)

Snake Diggity said...

Is that it? Are we done? It hasn't been a year yet, has it?