Monday, May 3, 2021

Hoist by his own Petard

"What goes around... Comes around." or as the Chant's very own Shakespearean actor would say "Hoist by his own petard".  

"Shakespearean Actor"...who's that, juvat?

Here's a hint, Sarge.
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Who among us is likely to have dressed like that a time or two (hundred) back in the day, and is also likely to know how to employ a "petard"?

So, there I was....*  Under the influence of Borepatch and his daily "Dad" Jokes, texting those jokes, and others found in a reference document I purchased recently, to Mrs J and MBD to lighten their day.  Additionally, I had texted several cartoons I had shamelessly stolen from Barbacat's seriously humorous and lengthy post last Friday. I must have gone overboard as a few minutes ago, I heard a stern voice summon me to the kitchen.  As I hastened to report, I searched my memory for what I may have done wrong, Nothing popped to my mind, which in this particular court is not a valid defense. 

I round the corner and find her standing in front of the refrigerator looking at our calendar.  Now, that calendar has become a critical repository of information, even more so than our cell phones.  With a quick glance we can determine when there is something scheduled or when there is available time to schedule something.  It can even be used to tell which day of the week it is, imagine that!

So, as you are now no doubt aware, an error on this crucial document is, indeed, cause for summary execution.

Me: "Yes, Dear?"

She: "I'm worried about this calendar!"

Me: "Oh????" With just a hint of trepidation in my voice.

She: "Its days are numbered!"

Yes, Beans, it took me a couple of seconds, also. 

Gotta love her!

*Standard Juvat Caveat (Check the Acronym Page for further clarification)

27 comments:

  1. MartinFromGermanyMay 3, 2021 at 2:16 AM

    A wife with a sense of humor. A very rare find, indeed.
    My congratulations ... and please do everything to keep things unchanged.

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  2. Aha.....what's good for the goose is..... well you get the idea. Walk softly juvat there's another player thereabouts..........(heh heh).

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    1. Oh, I'm well aware that her level of play is WAY above mine, has been since I first saw her.

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  3. Escalation only ever ends in tears, Juvat.

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    1. True, but to somewhat quote a great American "I have not yet begun to..." pun.

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  4. What a gift she is. You have chosen..... wisely.

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    1. Yes, she is. I have no doubts that I chose wisely. her on the other hand...

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  5. Juvat, ambushed,

    Whoda thunk it?

    Yeah, Mrs. J is definitely a keeper.

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    1. Hey, she's smarter, quicker, and better with words than her opponent.

      Most definitely.

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  6. Good one.
    (This one is borrowed from "The Chive")
    The student had to drop out of massage school.
    He rubbed people the wrong way.

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  7. I’m outnumbered and my skills aren’t what they used to be.
    Even grandchildren have amazing talents.
    I’m doomed to be a bench warmer.

    (Spellcheck says, “beach warmer”)

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    1. Beach warmer is good. Bench? Not so much. Looking VERY much forward to the birth of our first Grandchild sometime in October.


      Thanks, Skip

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  8. Calendar? That's what the pill minder is for...

    Yes. A wife who can put up with our lack of sense of good humor is a very good thing. A survival trait, much like mothers thinking their evil spawns are the cutest and nicest things in the world. (no, not saying all children are ugly and evil, just... some. a very few.)

    And juvat? Check your six. Just don't check it at the door...

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    1. A pill minder does help with the days of the week. The problem is "Is the Sunday open and Monday closed because it's Monday, or did I forget on Monday?"

      In my case, it's not a lack of good humor, rather it's an overabundance ("uberabundance") of it. And the more it causes an "Arggh" or "Groan", the better. Just sayin'.

      Beans, Always!

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    2. juvat. Pill minder. Exactly right.

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  9. I didn't realize dad jokes were fair game on this here blog. I've got a ton of them as I am somewhat of a connoisseur.

    My wife was eating a salad but I had to take it away from her, because it was expired. I guess you could say I had to Caesar salad.

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  10. Minor detail: On ACRONYM page under "WCS" system forgot the ole' WRCS panel. "R" standing for weapons release selector in F-4 aircraft.. :)

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  11. PS: I always preferred "bombs ripple" myself. :)

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    1. Did someone say Ripple?

      Oh, not the "wine."

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    2. The joy of ripple was more pronounced than just selecting a single “bomb for peace”. All of that flying and diving and jinxing and puckering, oh the puckering!

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