For years, the guy next door had a sticker on his car that said, “Resistance is Futile.” And then one day, he had a new sticker that said, “Resistance is NOT Futile.”
And I always wondered what had transpired that convinced him that his first sticker was wrong and needed to be replaced. Even if he couldn’t find an updated sticker, he could’ve Sharpie’d in NOT on his old sticker. Why stand for a completely inaccurate statement of your philosophy on your car?
I’d ask him about this but we have very limited communication, mostly nods and an occasionally hello. Our conversational life evaporated after he doomed our giant maple tree to the log pile after complaining to city officials that a bad storm could make the tree fall on his house. “The tree would not only have to fall but take flight to hit his house,” one city forester…
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