Have you been keeping up with the John Edwards trial? I have. I’m not sure why. It’s definitely not due to my keen interest in campaign finance law, so it must have something to do with the tawdry details surrounding the case. Gracious, what a mess.
The trial got me thinking about things that never end well – and the little chat I’d like to have with my son someday when he’s a lot older. We’ll put this one in the filing cabinet for later, but here goes, three things that virtually never end well:
Drama is good in the movies but you really, seriously, do not want much of it in real life. You might think you do, but it’s completely overrated. So pull over. Get out your license and registration. And by the way, don’t even think about drinking and driving. It is so not worth it.
On the flip side, don’t ask this question of anyone else. Honesty is not what is wanted most of the time. Now, obviously I’m not advocating lying. This is more of the “if-you-can’t-say-anything-nice, don’t-say-anything-at-all” adage. This may apply to girls more than boys, but if someone gets a bad haircut or has a bad acne breakout, they probably already know.
Be kind, not honest. Because you’re going to be there one day, too, and you’ll be a lot more grateful for the kind folks in your life than the honest ones.
That’s all I have for now, sonny. Runner-up never-end-wells include forgetting your wife’s birthday, anniversary and Mother’s Day, ahem.