Friday, April 10, 2015

Thoughts on a shopping experience

Lopsided she lays there with never a care
Bought it at Walmart just on a dare
Cheaper than borscht though and as cunningly red
Now careful my dearies don't trip as you tread

Today we no longer have any pity for the concept of "free will": we know only too well what it really is - the foulest of all theologians' artifices, aimed at making mankind "responsible" in their sense, that is, "dependent upon them." -Friedrich Nietzsche

The associate was right, that box was a fright
It balanced all nicely till the innards took flight
That poor lovely old lady with the smile so keen
Swore curses from Hades when the box hit her spleen

“Most men will not swim before they are able to.” Is that not witty? Naturally, they won't swim! They are born for the solid earth, not for the water. And naturally they won't think. They are made for life, not for thought. Yes, and he who thinks, what’s more, he who makes thought his business, he may go far in it, but he has bartered the solid earth for the water all the same, and one day he will drown.” -Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf

Out through the doors, alarms ringing with gusto
The manager came laughing said “That box is a must go”
So we hooked it on the bicycle with our huge logging chain
And dragged it home sluing like a derailing freight train

“What one does is what counts. Not what one had the intention of doing.” -Pablo Picasso

Now curiosity begets knowledge, which may bring reflection
That box was cut open with no introspection
Out rolled a carpet which snippily unrolled
To recoil from the other end the cat to enfold

“The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.” -Bette Midler

Nailed her down good, smoothed out half the bulges
It ain't quite that square really and the thickness divulges
Puzzling flaws in it's making, no wonder they boxed it
Cheaper than borscht though, we finally outfoxed it

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