Friday, January 16, 2009

Dog park insult

Wendell and I took a recent trip to the Plano dog park, one of my favorite spots for sniffing and recruiting new followers to the ministry. Wendell has a touch of social anxiety disorder, but overall, he seemed to enjoyed his outing -- though I do wish he wouldn't lie on his back to let other dogs sniff him. Such behavior is unbecoming a possible future ayatollah. As I sniffed at a particularly fragrant patch of grass, near the park's fire hydrant, a young boy strode toward me. He came from a good 30 feet away, his eyes fixed on me the entire time. I assumed he was a fan, perhaps seeking an autograph. Or a child leper in need of healing. But he stopped short in his approach. Looking at my face and speaking to no one in particular, the boy said, "He's not very ... cute."

I am sure that your jaw just dropped, fair reader, as did my mother's. "I think he's very cute," mother said, stating the obvious.

You may be wondering what fate befell this boy who dared to impugn my cuteness. But I took the high road, my flock. I did not point out to the little hooligan that he was the ugliest child in the entire enclosure. (Though he surely was; father probably would have been tempted to say so if he had heard what the urchin said.) Nor did I order the Armed Revolutionary Forces (ARF) to take him into custody for "interrogation," or worse. No, I simply turned the other cheek. Just as the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, spared the town of Ta'if after its residents threw stones at him, I allowed this boy to escape punishment for his verbal assault. Am I getting soft in my old age? Pray it is not so.

8 comments:

James Beauregard duPug said...

That cute Victoria Stilwell person would make short work of getting Wendell straightened out, or standing upright as the case may be.



James Beauregard duPug

sarah s said...

Having picked my jaw up off the floor, I will now say that you showed great wisdom and restraint.

Pugs in Space said...

You are a much better person than I, dear Mugsy. I would have told the sperm and egg combo that he was uglier than a stick.

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

I will have to invite this Stilwell person to the compound, J.B.

Thank you, Sarah S. and Pugs in Space. I still wonder if I made the right decision by keeping my Taser in my turban.

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Though it should be noted, Pugs in Space, that I am not a person at all, but rather the more highly evolved lifeform that is a pug.

Pugs in Space said...

Yes yes that is correct Supreme Ayatollah Mugsy. "Person" is quite a misnomer when it comes to your greatness. In fact, I can hardly find any term that captures your greatness in its entirety. The language here on Earth falls short of expressing your spirit.

LemonySarah said...

Perhaps the urchin would categorize your holiness more as the ruggedly handsome type. You know, as opposed to the pedestrian "cute".

I do pray that is the case, for everyone's sake.

Lucy said...

Oh man, I had the same thing happen with three fat little girls in my hood. I was running up to see them because I think little kids are fun and they started chanting, "Smushy face!" and pointing at me laughing. Luckily my pops was nearby and explained that fat little kids need love to.