Do You Consider Yourself on the Left or the Right?

Last Update: June 28, 2013
I like being right, but unfortunately; I have perfected the art of making mistakes. I am now very good at errors. If you thought this article was about political ideology you will soon find out you are wrong and we can be in the same club.

I Broke My Computer

One day, while working at the computer repair shop, an elderly gentleman brought in his computer. I was getting all the pertinent information, Name, Address, etc. then I asked the wrong question.

I asked what brought him in the shop today, and he replied 'I broke the computer, fix it'. I repeated the question and his reply was the same. There are a lot of things that can go wrong with a computer so he wasn't giving me much to work with.

This is almost like going to the doctor and telling her (or him) you are sick, and to heal you. If you don't give the doctor a little more to begin with, he may be running tests for years before he stumbles on the nature of your illness. Tell the doctor you have a stomach ache, or a headache, or you're missing a leg or anything – but tell them something so they can begin their work.

Finally, as I explained the need for a little direction on what needed fixing, he finally confessed he didn't really know what was wrong. The computer belonged to his wife and he never touched the thing. He was just bringing it in the shop for her.

The Secret To A Long Lasting Marriage

I asked him why he told me he broke the computer. He replied 'because everything that goes wrong at our house is my fault'. I asked him how long he had been married and he told me fifty-six years. I now understand why his marriage had survived the test of time.

So whether you're left or right has nothing to do with political persuasion, it has to do with gender.

That old man taught me so much about getting along with others.

Kali

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TonyRidgeway Premium
Wow Kali, you nailed that one!
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Kathy1952 Premium
LOL! Funny! :)
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kaliinozarks Premium
True story, really!
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Shields Premium
You know, Kal, but I am beginning to suspect that you are making these stories up.
Another good one, Guy!
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kaliinozarks Premium
No, all of these stories really happened. I'm not smart enough to make this stuff up. Plus, I really learn a lot from older people. I must be really odd to respect their experience and knowledge. Most people just think the elderly are irrelevant. How sad for them, it is their loss.

Kali
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wtbee2013 Premium
You see it is the opposite in my family being the more carefree person and my husband the anal person. It is usually me that is wrong....sadly most the time it really is.
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Freedomseekr Premium
Sounds like my husband too, at least he thinks he's right most of the time, lol. Although I might not agree with him, most times I won't say so...better not to argue over trivial stuff that doesn't matter in the long run.:)
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Aviator Mike Premium
A lifelong marriage has everything to do with compromise. LOL
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kaliinozarks Premium
I am not surprised you were the first to respond to this blog. You are such an amiable guy. Compromise is indeed the key to a happy .... anything.
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Aviator Mike Premium
Hey heyyyyyy! Watch your mouth bub, I've never been called that before. :O
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