Rather than trouble myself with a lot of laudable and grandiose New Year’s resolutions I hope everyone forgot, I thought I might check in on the resolutions and wishes of friends and family:
Cousin Earl resolves to drink more, and start smoking. His insurance is beyond what he can pay as it is. What’s the difference if it’s more beyond?
Janet is going to start applying for more jobs she’s not qualified for, instead of just jobs she is qualified for. That way she won’t feel so bad when they don’t call her.
Environmentalist Bob hopes that people will start recycling their Coke and beer cans more. Sober alcoholic George hopes people will drink less beer. Diabetic Tom hopes people will drink less Coke.
Trish wishes Republicans would recognize the distinction between those who truly need a hand up, and those who do not. Then move toward a bipartisan solution that incorporates both compassion and responsibility—offering a fair and practical way to address the needs of the former, while discouraging the greed of the latter.
She wishes Democrats would do the same thing.