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.

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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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