Monday, May 01, 2006

Smokey and Sagging



The other day I was driving and I noticed a young man trying to run but was not very successful. He was finding out what most of us already know. You can not run very fast with one hand holding up your pants. As I watched him foolishly struggle to make progress I was reminded of the inaneness of it all. Believe it or not, the words to one of my favorite Smokey Robinson and the Miracles song came to mind. You remember the words:
Now there's some sad things known to man
But ain't too much sadder than
The tears of a clown, when there's no one around
When I watched that young man struggle needlessly I thought:
Now there's some stupid things known to man
But ain't too much more stupid than
A boy with his hand, trying to hold up his pants

2 comments:

Rodney Ruth said...

Gone "Smokey" Carter. Great words. That reminds me of what my Dad use to tell my nephews when sagging first hit the scene, "That don't make any sense; that boy needs to put on a belt".

Rodney
Knoxville

ajcarter said...

Rod, my man, it is good hearing from you. Hope all is well with you and your lovely family.