What About Bob

Gimme gimme gimme
I need, I need . . .

Perhaps this is the best scene from the film What About Bob? starring Bill Murray

Haven’t we all been “gimme gimme” people? At the very least, as infants when we needed our mothers or other guardians to keep us safe, fed, diapered, sheltered.

Haven’t we all been the recipients of the “gimme gimme” ?  Whether at the workplace, with family members, friends or acquaintances. Sometimes we want to help, but other times we don’t or feel we can’t, but nevertheless, we are called to action.

And what of our elected officials? Aren’t they gimme gimme people too?  We elect them, hoping they will gimme back, but that doesn’t necessarily transpire.

And what about now, will our soon-to-be nominees be gimme-ing or taking? We hope the former, but one never knows.

Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

I want to know what to do. I feel helpless watching the debacle as it unfolds every day on the TV and in the media.

I’m currently reading Stephen King’s 11/22/63 which involves the journey back in time of a regular guy from the year 2011 to 1958. He is spurred on by a friend  to kill Lee Harvey Oswald, thereby saving John F. Kennedy.  I won’t say anymore so as not to spoil for those who might want to read it. Suffice it to say, he has a personal mission to accomplish as well as the grander one.

Anyway, no idea where this is headed, except that we all have a personal mission in life or at least we hope to. Purpose is all.

Sometimes it’s gimme, sometimes it’s take-y, but no one comes out unscathed.