“And the world will be better for this
That one man, scorned and covered with scars
Still strove with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star ...”
- exerpt from "The Impossible Dream"
This afternoon, when Rupe got to work, Rupe’s boss’s wife was there.
She’s the actress.
She was dressed in jeans and scrubs.
It looked as if she had been to an audition or somesuch. And Rupe was correct in his assessment.
“I was in a new Snapple commercial”, she explained to Rupe.
“New?” Rupe queried.
There was something new from Snapple? Whatever could it be?
“My line was ‘Snapple is now new and improved!’” Rupe’s boss’s wife revealed.
“Oh, no, no, no!” Rupe countered. “You see, Rupe happens to know Snapple is made from the best stuff on Earth. There can be no ‘new and improved’. That’s absolutely contradictory to what Snapple stands for! This fact has been rote since Wendy The Snapple Lady told us Snapple is ‘Made from the best stuff on Earth®’ back in the ‘70's. The! Best! Stuff! There's no 'new and improved' when you have 'The Best Stuff'!”
She looked at Rupe and shrugged her shoulders.
Rupe stood there for a moment, thinking. “So, now what’s Rupe ‘posed to do? Forget gravity exists, too ... ?!?!?”
Rupe is surrounded by quixotical oxymorons wherever he goes ..... and there’s nothing to do but except it.
........................... ( STOP saying "The Best Stuff On Earth" )