Saturday, June 17, 2006

Ever feel like you are being pulled in every direction?...or...that everyone wants a piece of you?...Now I know what poor Gumby must of felt like. Growing up a kid I used to love watching Gumby, Pokey, and his friends, along with my other favorite clay animation t.v. show, Davey and Goliath. I also remeber twisting and pulling on my own Gumby toy as I watched the show each week. Today I feel like what Gumby must of felt like, if he could have had feelings...getting philosophical for a moment...I understand that having others depend on you comes with the territory when you are 48 years old, financially secure, a father, and at least appear to be stable to most folks around you...and...I also understand that one does not need to give into every need/want or desire of those who ask for your help...and...I also understand that most of the time I just need to suck it up and be a man...but...sometimes...I just wish others could be a litte bit more considerate/appreciative and not throw a tantrum when you say no or ask that your'e needs and wants be considered....Just had to get that off my chest this morning...I won't belabor the point any further and will be back to my regular schedule programming later...today...or tomorrow...

2 comments:

Dave said...

Hmmmm... You've given us some lines to read in-between!

I also watched Gumby and Davey and Goliath when I was a kid. I would like to watch some of those again sometime, in order to get a clearer sense of the effect that they had on my early childhood ethics.

Bilbo said...

Sorry to have put you and others in a position where you have to speculate and read between the lines but I prefer not to air out "details" regarding my interpersonal relationship on my blog. I probably shouldn't even make references to such matters but sometimes a man just has to let off a bit of steam and since it is my blog I figure I can do what I want...Don't you just love the freedom we have in cyberspace?