Thought I’d take a break from the weigh-in this week, travel back in time, and have a conversation with my grandfather.
He was a journalist, and also pals with President Harry S Truman (for real!)
So I figured he’d have some good insights into our current situation! I told him all about the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, and all the “shelter at home” and “social distancing” stuff.
I told him how jarring it was to go to the grocery store now and have to stand in a long line to get inside, where the shelves were increasingly empty.
I told him how frustrated we all were at the fact that no one had any idea how long this was going to last, or how it was going to end.
He nodded, took a sip from his hip flask, and asked, “And who’s your President these days?”
“Donald J. Trump,” I replied.
Papa looked startled for a moment, then turned his head to look at the calendar on the wall behind him.
And he chuckled. “Good one, kiddo — you had me going there for a while!”
Happy April Fool’s Day, everybody! See you next week, where I promise to do an actual weigh-in, maybe! Oh, and enjoy these “bonus alternate endings” from an idea by Mr. 50by60: