May 12, 2005

Another “What the hell” morning-TV moment

Yesterday the Missus and I were watching the local NBC affiliate’s morning news programs. Now, morning news barely qualifies as news at all, especially at the local level. But this channel is the best of an awful bunch here in San Diego. Anyway, they had some local “expert” on parenting promoting her new book which tells you to ether slavishly follow whatever the current conventional wisdom states or to ignore it completely. The perfectly perky but slightly dim host asks her about her own experiences in parenting. The writer, a well dressed woman in that PTA mom kind of way smiles bright and says, “I have a son who’s mildly retarded. He’s like Forrest Gump; handsome and well-mannered.”

The term “handsome and well-mannered” is heady praise indeed. It’s already in heavy rotation in the Frinklin household.

Posted by Frinklin at May 12, 2005 06:36 PM
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