Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Year 2017


One sunny day in January, 2017, an old man approached
the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue
where he'd been sitting on a park bench.

He spoke to the U.S. Marine standing guard and said,
"I would like to go in and meet with President
Obama." The Marine looked at the man and said,
"Sir, Mr. Obama is no longer President and no longer
resides here." The old man said, "Okay," and
walked away.

The following day the same man approached the
White House and said to the same Marine, "I would like
to go in and meet with President Obama." The Marine
again told the man, "Sir, as I said yesterday, Mr.
Obama is no longer President and no longer resides
here." The man thanked him and again just walked away.

The third day the same man approached the White House and
spoke to the very same U.S. Marine, saying, "I would like to go
in and meet with President Obama."

The Marine, understandably agitated at this point, looked at
the man and said, "Sir, this is the third day in a row you have
been here asking to speak to Mr. Obama. I've told you
already that Mr. Obama is no longer the President and no
longer resides here. Don't you understand?"

The old man looked at the Marine and said, "Oh, I understand.
I just love hearing it."

The Marine snapped to attention,
saluted, and said, "See you tomorrow, Sir."

Thank You Mr. Trailbee!

12 comments:

LL said...

I resemble that remark.

GOODSTUFF said...

can't wait

Curmudgeon said...

What a dandy Marine! Somehow, I think the sentiment is based in fact. Were I in that old man's place I'd revel in the words he uttered. Enjoy your Sunday Odie.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

LL, So many of us do.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

GOODSTUFF, you and me both.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Curmudgeon, Words that put a smile on our ears.

Sandee said...

I resemble that remark too. I'm throwing a party.

Have a fabulous Silly Sunday Odie. ☺

edutcher said...

Semper Fi!

WomanHonorThyself said...

lmboooooooooo amen amen Woodsy!!! xoxox

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Sandee, we're all throwing a party.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

edutcher, EXACTLY!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

WHT, I look forward to 2017.