We were in the car, driving home after a good day. As we pulled into the driveway, She Who Must Be Obeyed (SWMBO), commented about the trash that had been picked up from our curb.
SWMBO: Oh, good. They took the big stick.
Me: “Speak softly and carry a big stick.”
SWMBO: Speak softly and carry a large aardvark.
Me: How would that even work?
“I disagree with you, Mr. Roosevelt.”
“No, No! Not the aardvark! I take it back! I take it back!”
Me: Yup. You could win an argument that way.
SWMBO: And that’s why you’d have an aardvark.
I, however, do not plan to adopt an aardvark, even if it means winning all the arguments, all the time. Though as I type that sentence, it is a very, very tempting thought.
So I’m tempted, and still,
P.S. When I searched for image of “weaponized aardvarks,” this is what I found. So I guess SWMBO is 100 percent correct, as usual. Don’t argue with the woman. She doesn’t even need an aardvark.