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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

CHRIST IN WINTER: Reflections on Faith [and, occasionally totally unrelated musings and mutterings] for the Years of Winter


Wives need something to complain about. That is a major part of their job. If your husband is perfect, though, or at least “going on to perfection,” you can’t do your job. Consequently, while I watch football games on the TV in our living room, Helen does things on her computer, so she’ll have stuff to complain about. Computers are a wonderful source of complaints.

Our joint football/computer living room is the reason Helen is one of the few persons outside the SEC and ESPN who cares about the recent firing of the LSU football coach, because between her mutterings about the computer, she occasionally hears something from the TV.

Thus a year or so ago, she suddenly shouted at the TV, “FEWER miles, not less miles.” It really bothers her when folks on TV get the words for volume and number mixed up.

I said, “But, Honey, the coach’s name is Les Miles.”

“Well,” she retorted, “they should have named him Fewer.”

So she is quite pleased that she won’t have to overhear about Les Miles anymore. Unless he gets hired at Purdue. That will be a real problem.


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