I don’t know about you, but I’m in desperate need of a catchphrase or a slogan. Not necessarily something I can put on a t-shirt or as a way of merchandising when I brand myself — no matter how painful we all know that can be.
No, I’m just looking for something that will allow me to sum things up so I don’t have to think up a whole lot of new words every time I end a story because, quite frankly, my son has made me tired and because being a parent has caused me to lose functioning brain cells. And words. Lots and lots of words.
Maybe that’s what happened to Donald Trump. He had so many mentally challenged children that he lost his ability to remember words. And concepts. Bigly.
Or maybe he’s just stupid.
Regardless, I’m looking for something that puts a fine point on whatever I’m saying at the end of a conversation that’s better than, say, “So, yeah….” which seems so popular with the youth of today and just about everyone else.
Walter Cronkite had “And that’s the way it is…”
Linda Ellerbee had “And so it goes.”
And Dan Rather had “Courage.” Of course he also said something about a frog having a gun in its hip pocket and guys beating him while saying, “What’s the frequency, Kenneth?” so maybe he’s not the best example.
Even so, the question is, what should my phrase be?
I used to say “and the saga continues” and it makes a certain amount of sense when you have a kid with ADHD because you know things really never change, there’s just a different rationale even though it’s really the same one each time.
“What’s the frequency, Kenneth” is interesting, but my name isn’t Kenneth and it makes me think of sex and the answer is usually too depressing to think of.
“All’s well that ends well” is too Shakespearian and, besides, it usually doesn’t.
“C’mon Man” is the slogan the president uses when he deals with the Republicans in Congress and other stupid people.
“Well, ain’t that a kick in the crotch” (or pants) has a certain painful inappropriate appeal to it.
“If you asked me, I wouldn’t have answered” is also kind of fun, but not real helpful. Of course, no one said I had to be helpful all the time.
“These are the times that try men’s souls” seems a little high-fallutin’ if you ask me.
I like the fact that Rachel Maddow’s “Watch this space” leaves open a world of possibility.
“I told you so” is just plain condescending.
I used to like “life’s a bitch and then you die,: but it’s not very hopeful. Funny, but not hopeful.
Oh well, I guess I will continue wandering the land in search of the right one until I finally figure it out.
And the saga continues.