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THE LINE FOR WINE DILEMMA

Discernment is a funny thing. We hear something and our brain pieces together the bits of audio, filling in the blanks by arranging the phonetic sound waves into a cipher that makes some sense of the accompanying surroundings. Unfortunately, my on-the-fly interpretation isn’t always an exercise free from flaws. Frequent are the times that I don’t hear and translate the audio with pinpoint precision.

Confession: This is why I gave up on British movies. I know what you’re thinking, “Did Mark just say he’s not a fan of Monty Python?” Yep… among others. My wife interpreted The Man From U.N.C.L.E. for me last year on the fly. I enjoyed the movie and walked away thinking that this was a much better role for Henry Cavill than that waste of 2½ hours he was a part of in 2013 (Man of Steel) or the flop of a follow up, Batman VS Superman in 2016, but I digress.

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INTRODUCING THE VOICES IN MY HEAD

Snoopy Story to be told

My cell phone rang while ago and for some yet to be determined reason, I answered it. Normally, I only answer calls from family members and occasionally clients (if I happen to be in my office and the timing is good). In this case, neither of those two rules applied, yet I swiped right anyway.

After a few seconds of silence, a male voice identified himself as a representative of an auto glass company and asked if any of our cars happen to be sporting a chipped or cracked windshield. I told him that we were in good shape, but asked out of curiosity how he happened across my phone number as being that of a potential person in need of fresh glass for the family sled.

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