Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mr. Hearing Strikes Again

I was talking to my friend Troy about the usual things: work, music and friends I haven't seen in a while.

"How's Ron?" I asked.

"Oh, I guess he's alright, except he broke Val's heart."

"Oh no. What happened?"

"I don't know. These things happen. Accidents happen, things break, things catch on fire."

This seemed a little cavalier, especially when talking about a good friend's breakup. Even for Troy.

"But he broke Val's heart?"

"No! His boat caught fire!"

If anyone reading this ever meets anyone from the band Guided By Voices, please tell them that while I enjoyed seeing them in concert, I really would like my hearing back.

3 comments:

Iva said...

Oh, John, I can SO relate to what you are saying. Welcome to the "Huh?" club.
Mom

Kate said...

S. used to make fun of my hardcore-music-impaired hearing, constantly. I'm a dues-paying member of the Huh? Club.

It's no better; I just live alone now.

Iva said...

You haven't written anything in a long time, John. Are you taking a vacation?
Mom