Apr 5, 2010

From the Soap Box: Throwing Rocks

Day 155

I had a great Easter. It was a nice Sunday spending it playing games, eating way too much candy, visiting with family and watching General Conference.

Today I am heading over to my dad's for Greek Easter and I am looking forward to that. I will blog about it tomorrow.

My tongue is so raw from eating almost a whole bag of Sweet Tarts (one of my favorite candies) and from eating these new Cheeseburger Doritos. Yes, you read that right. Cheeseburger Doritos.

And they do taste just like a Burger King Whopper. I must have ate more than 2/3 of those chips in just two days. They really aren't that bad.

Aside from having a raw tongue I also was reminded of a HUGE pet peeve. Now I am not perfect and I will be first to admit that. I have my own set of problems and things I have to deal with. But everybody is in the same boat as I am. Everyone has their own issues.

I cannot find the clip to a favorite Simpson's moment but I did find the script. It is found on the episode Lisa's Sax.

Ned: Uh, Homer?
Homer: What, Flanders?
Ned: [politely] Well sir, I hate to be suspicious-allouicious on you,
[angrily] but did you steal my air conditioner?!
[We take a look out the window, and see an obvious path leading from
a hole torn out of the side of Ned's house in the window where his air conditioner used to be, leading to a knocked over fence accompanied by footprints in the soil, and a newly installed unit sticking out of Homer's window.]
Homer: Well, I admit it looks bad, Flanders, but haven't you heard of "let
he who is without sin cast the first stone"?
[Homer gets hit in the head with a rock.]
Todd: Got him, dad!

And that sums up this pet peeve. Let he that is without sin among you, let him first cast the first stone. Unfortunately I am seeing this happen all the time and it needs to stop. One of my friends (who is not perfect) is being throttled; stone after cruel stone. And it pains me to watch this happening. He knows he is not perfect but he is trying but that doesn't matter. The stones just keep coming. And what drives me insane is that the person throwing the stones is no Todd Flanders. This person is not perfect either and it would be easy to throw stones back. And I have been sorely tempted to hurl some back. It is a terrible situation and I feel horrible witnessing it. I love these people but I cannot stand people that are selfish. And let's face it, this person is acting selfish.

I am glad that I had parents that taught me tolerance and not to throw rocks on these people but to love and appreciate them for who they are.


  1. Well said! Here, here!! It reminds me of that phrase about "those who live in glass houses shouldn't cast stones" (I'm paraphrasing it).