Wednesday, December 5, 2001

Simpsons Wisdom

I WAS LAID OFF from my job today. When I got back home, still a little stunned (but not necessarily upset or saddened), I looked at my Simpsons page-a-day calendar. For December 5, it shows a picture of Mrs. Krabapple, Bart's teacher, and she's saying, "Now, I don't want you to worry, class. These tests will have no effect on your grades. They merely determine your future social status and financial success. If any."

I had to laugh at the "determine your future social status and financial success...if any" part.

This is the second apropos page-a-day moment for the Simpsons calendar. Back on March 19, a girl I had a crush on (and who seemed to be giving me very positive signs for the previous two weeks) phoned me to tell me that if I was thinking there was anything between us of a romantic nature that I was misguided, oh so misguided.

On that day, the calendar page featured Kent Brockman saying, "This just in: Go to hell!"

Both were so perfect that I taped them to my mirror, where they still reside today.