Half-Glasses of Anything Are Driving Me Mad
In a slight-but-firm rural tone of voice, I’ve had it! All of it! I am at my wit’s end and unless I get this vent published, I cannot be responsible for what I may do. And even now, you are wondering what on earth can this Ken Avery be yakking about? Could it be related to politics? Sports scandals? None of the two. But when I tell you, you may feel shock waves run throughout your body, but this has to be said . . .”Half-Glasses of Anything Are Driving Me Mad.”
And Anyone in These United States
who owns one or three televisions has seen what has made me so vexed. At first, I would point out what some character in some sitcom or drama would do while visiting their favorite bar and while they were talking to their friends, the friendly bartender asked what he could do for them. A beer, Joe, if you please, and so far, so good.
Joe hands our main character their beer and the friends continue to talk and catch-up on what is happening in their lives. We see the main character take several sips of his beer and continue to talk, but just when I think that our main character, the star, is going to drink his entire beer that he just paid for when a female waitress excuses herself and gives him a telephone and the main character sits his Half-Drank Beer in plain sight and excuses himself for some reason thanks to someone who called him on the phone.
But while his friends who are left at their table, they too find it necessary to go shopping or just find a great restaurant to dine in that evening. (I shall address the almost-same problem with these friends as they find a restaurant of their choice).
Are You as Confused
as I am right now? So what if people in real life or the entertainment industry leave their glasses half-full? What harm does it cause? Oh, such naive thinking on behalf of people who have been lulled to sleep and just accepted EVERY half-full, half-drank beer, whiskey on the rocks, wine, even half-drank coffee cups and all in plain sight in front of God and everyone---while these half-drank drinks just sit there until some lowly-paid bus boy pours out the liquid in the cups or glasses just like everything is normal and all is well.
Or is it?
You may know it, but all of this NOT drinking an entire beer or any liquid we see on the sitcoms, drama’s and even the Soap Opera’s has to be (I think) the work of some diabolical Third World country who would stop at nothing to take over California and most of the Western United States. Come on! You cannot sit there and tell me that you haven’t seen a cowboy or private eye ask for a drink, then get one, but leave with half the drink in the bottle. This is a shame if you ask me. Maybe if “these” people in the entertainment industry had came up like I did—living from day to day without anything to speak of, well, we drank ALL of the milk, tea, water and coffee when it was offered. Yes, sir.
I may be waxing philosophical here, but like I said, in my day, we were a lot more thankful for anything—even full bottles (and glasses) of soda, (when we could afford it), but just as soon as our great country began to taste the fruit of prosperity, we began to slack-off of being more thankful and just living way too fast to drink an entire container of water or whatever liquid that was offered to you.
Is This What
we can expect with people with glasses (and bottles) that leave over a half of what liquid that they ordered and then they just up and leave? And I mean without even making a small effort to drink the rest of what they had in their glasses. Shameful, my friends. Purely shameful.
And if “this” is how our society plans on living, Half FULL, then we can only expect a whole lot of things in daily life that will be judged as half full: gas tanks on vehicles, propellers on planes, clothing with half a pant leg and the same for shirts only being made with half a shirt. You think that I’m kidding?
I wouldn’t doubt us seeing our traditional 12-year school systems now becoming Six-Year School Systems; football fields only measuring to the 50-yard line; brides and grooms when saying their vows only saying, “I” or just “Do,” and other examples of foolish behavior.
Oh, you think that I am “playing with a half of a deck?” . . .SEE? It’s already started.
August 28, 2018_______________________________________
© 2018 Kenneth Avery