Uncle Jer’s perspective

Jer and I were the only ones in the house who didn’t go to bed early, back when we had a houseful.

We would stay up on the couch and channel surf until Beavis and Butthead came on.

Whenever we caught a news item about someone, bandaged and bruised, who survived a crash or heinous injury, an anchor or neighbor always said, “You were really lucky.”

This turned Jer red. He would shout at the TV, “He wasn’t lucky! He was in a major accident. Luck is when the other car misses you.”

Uncle Jer sees things much more clearly than the rest of us.


One Response to “Uncle Jer’s perspective”

  1. roberto Says:

    Right on Uncle Jer!

    I particularly hate it when the people who survive the plane crash now think that they were saved to fulfill a very special purpose in life.

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