When bad hands happen to old people 07.15.2010 by David Murray // 1 Comment Six-year-old Scout this morning, explaining why a bus driver cut us off on Ashland Avenue. "He's an old man." "And old men drive badly?" "Yeah, they do." "Why do you think that is?" "Because they have bad hands."
Judy Gombita says
Sounds like Scout is a kindred spirit (albeit a wordsmith wise beyond her chronological age) with one of my earliest mentors, high school English teacher, Rusty Ross. When trying to wean teenagers off of using the incorrect “I feel badly,” Mrs. Ross informed us the only time someone felt badly was when they had “defective fingertips.”
She also added, “Do you ever feel goodly?” for good measure.