Tuesday, November 06, 2007


I had an acquaintance once that grew up as a bit of a red neck on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He did go to college and became an executive with a major international corporation. Oddly, even with his education and the fact that he spent years with the cultured upper crust his redneck heritage constantly shone through.

We were once in a car together. We drove by this Dutch Colonial home that had a large divided light, floor to ceiling bay window with probably a hundred panes of glass in it. The photo above is the closest I could find and it does not do the window in this house justice. It was spectacular.

Now most people would think how beautiful it would be to be inside that beautiful house looking through that semi circle wall of glass. They would think how esthetically pleasing the relationship was between window and the house and the garden.

George was not like most people. As we drive by this place he says, “Damn, I’ve always wanted to throw someone through that window, and I think of this every time I drive by it.”


Anonymous gearhead said...

It sounds like he viewed the windows as a statement and the rock as his reply.

8:03 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Not a rock, he wanted to throw "someone" through the window.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Rich said...

Being a Yooper you'd think he'd imagine the amount of energy being wasted by all that glass in the winter.

1:14 PM  
Blogger Syd said...

I like his way of thinking.

2:21 PM  
Anonymous walter richards said...

As one who's been through a window or two ... it's more fun to watch someone go through a window, than to be the person going through a window.

5:08 PM  
Blogger Mom of Three said...

Are you sure his name wasn't (my) Tom??? They sound an awful lot alike.

7:58 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Rich, Blood is warm.

Syd, Especially if a roofer is involved or maybe a clown in a wheel chair.

Walt, tell me it was at the Conference Center.

Mo3, Nope it was George, but I think he had a brother named Tom...

10:06 PM  

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