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The way I saw it.
posted: October 11, 2007
Like many of you, I start the day with the biggest, strongest bucket of coffee I can rustle up. There's a Starbucks up the road and the drive up there is a pleasure. I go past the local farm where the change of season presents itself daily, I get to play “beat the crossing guard”, and that guy who stands in front of his house pacing and chain smoking all day never let’s me down (such dedication!) The early morning joggers, walkers, bikers, and exercisers of all stripes get me inspired to go out and chase them all down.

One of the things I snicker at every morning in a pompous, superior way is the "The Way I See It" campaign that 'Bucky's has printed on their cups. They're all inspirational-ish sayings that you would hear on Oprah if you weren't actually trying to make a living. This morning's was something about warning us not to turn into our enemies in the pursuit of justice. Good point, but I feel like a tool when I get my wisdom from overly sentimental tripe that’s printed on a coffee cup.

*reprinted from yesterday's edition.
3 comments
Stephen Kroninger October 11, 2007
A masterpiece. Someone should publish this. The Progressive? The Nation? New Republic? The Times Op-Ed? SOMEONE! Dale get on the horn! Now!
Christoph Hitz October 11, 2007
This is very clever and excruciatingly funny.
huh October 18, 2007
I don't get it?
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