I Just Think Things Should Work Properly

I just think things should work properly. But they don't. Everything is broken. From my wife to my dog to the car to the air conditioner to the health care system. Wretched man that I am! Who shall save me from this mess?


  1. Dennis on August 10, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Hi Maury:

    I remember in the 1970’s Ford Motor Company sold a cheap model called the “Pinto”. They broke down very frequently. One exasperated owner drove his Pinto on to the lawn in front of the Ford headquarters building in Detroit and set it on fire. A Ford executive who observed tbe blaze was quoted as saying, “Well, what did he expect for $2,000? Of course the Pinto is long gone.

    It seems to me that we take note of things’ disfunction only when we are inconvenienced. When we look out over the abundance of life that fills our gardens we ignore or are oblivious to the fact that 99% of all created species are now extinct. It appears to me that these billions of broken things are not terribly important. If they were, people would hold God accountable as they did Ford Motor Company.

    • Maury Robertson on August 10, 2018 at 6:04 pm

      Ah, the Pinto. I remember a couple of long rides in the back seat of one. ZERO leg room. Good times.

      I like the idea of focusing on the overwhelming flood of things that DO work right in this world. It’s definitely a spiral to misery to obsess about the broken stuff (says the guy who is spiraling). Thanks for the encouragement.

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