Motto of the Month: May 2013
The Let's Have Better Mottoes Association, Inc.'s Group of Mucketty Mucks met promptly at 10:40 AM this morning and within a matter of minutes selected, as the motto of the month, Ed Fisher's suggestion:
TO ERR IS HUMAN
but the IRS wants a better excuse
Joe, our official parade horse, is threatening to picket his own parade based on a fancied implication in the motto that only humans can err, leaving little or no room for equineish mistakes, not that he has ever admitted to any. Joe or no, the parade will form at one minute to midnight on the 15th at the downtown post office, where many members are likely to be found anyway, and proceed from there. Many happy and unaudited returns to you and yours.
Even the wrong answer is impressive when it's on an Excel spreadsheet.
The Association's Committee on Words and Their Meanings reports that: A Pedestrian is a parent whose teenager got to the garage first; A Door is what a dog is always on the wrong side of; and, Temperamental is usually a lot more temper than mental.
The best committee has three members, two of which can't attend the meetings.
Other mottoes in keeping with this or another season but not quite up to star quality included: "TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION but not near as much fun," from Cindy Norris; "BREVITY IS A QUALITY not a quantity," from Jay Phillips; and, "I INTEND TO LIVE FOREVER. SO FAR, SO GOOD," from Doug Hammer.
Did you ever notice that when you put the two words "The" and "IRS" together, it spells "Theirs?"
The Let's Have Better Mottoes Association, Inc.