Thursday, March 30, 2017
Brain Surgery Versus Plumbing
Buddy: I wish you guys would have let me know before Monday's post (Great Swampi Marcus 5) was published.
Marcus: Why? Was there something wrong with it?
Buddy: Not exactly wrong, but I could have given you the perfect response to (Name Removed) who wanted to write a guest post on the subject of financial aid and education policy.
Percy: I thought we did a good job of responding to his misstatement of his subjects fitting into our blog theme.
Buddy: Marcus had not yet been born in 2009, but how quickly you forgot.
Percy: 2009? Of course I've forgotten 2009. That was like fifty or ninety years ago.
Marcus: It was?
Percy: Not quite, but a lot of posts have gone live since then. What happened in 2009?
Buddy: I got a higher education and I did it without any financial aid. I graduated debt free.
Marcus: So what response would you have recommended to Mr. Name Removed?
Buddy: I would have sent a -
Percy: Oh, wait, I do remember what happened in 2009 and I know how we should have responded.
Buddy: I would have proposed -
Percy: We should have sent Mr. Name Removed a picture of Dr. Buddy with the message that he managed to graduate from medical school without incurring any debt. (Dr. Buddy on Call)
Marcus: Why? To make him laugh?
Buddy: Will you guys let me finish a sentence! I was going to suggest the same thing. In my day, I was quite the example every mom used to encourage her son to set a goal and make something of himself!
Percy: Every mom never heard of you and those that did moved to Wisconsin before her son could try to emulate you and flood the house or fall through the roof.
Buddy: I never fell through the roof. Okay, I did flood the house once, which is why I needed to change careers. But I was a terrific brain surgeon!
Marcus: Brain surgeon? I think I'm thankful this was before my time.
Percy: The rest of us are thankful Dr. Buddy is retired.
Buddy: I might be old and arthritic but my brain still works and I can still wield a scalpel. Perhaps not as accurately as I once did, so I would be careful if I were you.
Percy: I think I'll be sleeping with one eye open for a while.
Marcus: Staying awake sounds like a better idea. I wonder if caffeine works for dogs.
We always have much to be thankful for, so we are joining the Thankful Thursday blog hop at Brian's Home.