I am a Loser
Some lady yelled “Loser!” at me the other day. I don’t know why. I was driving well within the speed limit.
Then I got to thinking maybe she was right. My mom always told me that I’d lose my brain if it wasn’t attached. Come to think of it, my wife tells me all the time that I’ve lost my mind. Hmmm. They can’t both be right, can they?
And I realized: the older I get, the bigger a loser I become. I’m constantly losing my keys, or my glasses, or forgetting where I set down my glass of water. Just the other day, I lost my glasses, and then I found them on my head. Good thing they were attached.
So calling someone a loser is considered an insult, but is being a loser a bad thing? You win some, and you lose some, right? We’re all losers at some point, and hopefully we learn from the experience.
So when someone calls me a loser, what they are really saying is that I am full of hard-earned wisdom.
Yes, that lady the other day saw me as a wise man, like Socrates or the guy that invented the Reese’s cup. That was one perceptive lady.