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What’s Pete Got to Do with Anything? (standard:humor, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 21 2021Views/Reads: 68/28Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Blaming others is not a new phenomenon. But, it only gets us into trouble and what started the mess were in today. Accept the blame and get on with life.

If there's anybody that can be conned, it's Yours Truly. It's not so
much that I'm stupid; I'm just naïve. I believe when somebody says 
something, they mean exactly what they say. 

So, if you can't swindle me, you might as well hang it up and get a real
job. I must confess I often know a certain person is trying to take 
advantage of me. But, that's another story. 

One problem I see is that people are always blaming someone else for
their problems. I must confess I do that on occasion, probably more so 
than I will acknowledge. 

To blame someone else for my problem gets me off the hook, or so I

I gladly will take credit, but I'm slow in accepting blame. I'm trying
to change that a little bit, but it's a slow progress. 

The other day the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were going
downtown to do some shopping. I don't always go with her when she's 
shopping, but sometimes it's necessary. 

During these times, I always allow her to drive her vehicle. She has a
wonderful red van, and enjoys driving it. I encourage her to drive it, 
and not because I don't like to drive, or because she's a better driver 
than me. 

If the truth were known, and I keep this a little under the table, I
allow her to drive because I am not using the gas in my vehicle when 
she is driving. I'm not cheap, but I am rather stingy when it comes to 

She is an excellent driver, and why shouldn't she be? I'm the one who
taught her how to drive. Enough said on that subject. 

As we were driving down the main street, several cars swayed in and out
of the traffic, and my wife almost hit one. 

In complete frustration, she said, "For Pete's sake, what's wrong with
people these days?" 

Because she was in the driver's seat, I needed to go along with her and
keep my mouth closed. There are many times when I need to open my 
mouth, but I have yet to discover which times. While she's driving, 
this is one of the times when I keep my mouth closed and my thoughts to 

She reiterated this phrase several times to the store and back home

I helped take the store items into the house while I kept my mouth

We had supper, and then graduated into the living room to have our
coffee and watch a little bit of TV news. I like to try to keep up with 
what's going on in the world. 

Several stories were just outrageous, and people were doing such crazy

It wasn't long before my wife said, “For Pete's sake, what's wrong with
people today?” 

Okay, I think I've had enough of that, and I wanted to get to the bottom
of it without sinking my ship. 

"Who," I said as calmly as possible, "is Pete, and what does he had to
do with anything?" 

She looked at me, gave me one of her stares, and then went back to
watching the news. 

It wasn't long before another story came across the screen, and she
said, "For Pete's sake, doesn't anybody know any different?" 

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