Idle Hands Need Love Too

RDP Friday – Lazy

The devil tempts men, but idle men tempt the devil.

Turkish Proverb



When I was put on Stand By and was off work for a month, I’d get these calls from people who said things like,

” I’ll bet you’re bored like me.”


No I wasn’t.

If I could write through the death of friends, family members and huge swaths of my life, being ‘bored’ wasn’t something that plagued me. No matter what, I could keep writing and posting at my blog.

Other times I’d get texts from other people who bemoaned the fact that they couldn’t get their hair done and that they looked like S%@T.

I wanted to text back, ” I wouldn’t worry about it. I don’t think anyone cares what your hair looks like. They’re to worried about their own hair to notice.”

And then I’d get instant messages about how Covid-19 was a ” Democrat Hoax.”

First off all, I wanted to say, you sound like a Bubba when you talk like that. The correct phrase is” Democratic Hoax ” and if I wanted to prank you it would involve eggs, toilet paper and electricity. Not some plot line from a lame Netflix movie.

But I wasn’t at full speed. I was sort of lazy myself. Bedeviling people requires commitment, attention to detail and mountains of hot crispy golden McDonalds french fries.

Lucky for us all I couldn’t get those french fries back in April.

But I can now.

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