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Thanks, I Will · 28 November 2019





How do you make fun of a person for saying thanks? “Easily, thank you very much.”


(If you are wondering where the next apologetics piece is, do not worry, it is coming. I just could not pass up the opportunity to say thanks on Thanksgiving. Besides, the opportunity to make fun of myself was too good to pass up.)


So where was I? Oh yes. “Thanks, I will.” That is my response when people tell me to have a great or a good or even a mediocre day. Either that or “Thanks, you too.” I guess it depends on who says have a wonderful day first.


“Have a nice day.”
“Thanks, you too.”


I never realized that I follow the script so well.


“Have a great day.”
“You too. Have a marvelous day.”
“Thanks, I will.”


“Thanks, I will.” Sincere words to be sure. Indeed, I am trying to work the magic of the power of positive thinking. I believe I will have a great day because I say I will have a great day. Words have power. That, and it is a decision to have a good day. But I suppose I can change things up a bit. I suppose I should change things up a bit. I am just not sure how.


I have come to the conclusion that I should change things up (in what I say) because my friend, foil, and arch-nemesis, Marc the Spark (Is that a cool super villain name or what!), has been mocking me. Not that that is anything new. I just thought that mocking somebody for something as innocuous as “Thanks, I will,” was a bit much. Actually, I did not get it at first. It took me a time or two. And a wry smile. Then, I understood. He was mocking me. Well, not being one to take that kind of abuse, I decided then and there that he was right.


(Before I go much further, I must say that I have known Marc the Spark (Is that a cool super villain name or what!) seemingly forever. We have a great relationship and I do not get my feelings hurt when he mocks me. As strange as it may sound, I feel loved. I know. It is one of those strange male things, but it works for us.)


The way I finally understood that Marc was mocking me (maybe his supervillain name should be Marc the Mocker) was through the normal interaction.


“Have a great day.”
“Thanks, I will.”


The mocking was that he was the one who said, “Thanks, I will.” Not me. Like I said, it took me three or four times (or maybe even five or six times) for me to get that he was mocking me. (I might have missed the wry smile the first seven or eight times.) But when I finally got that he was making fun of my lock step reply, I realized that maybe I do need to change my routine.


Well, changing your routine is not that easy. I have thought about it much since the ninth or tenth time we had the exchange. I have thought and thought and thought and I still cannot come up with a response. “Thanks,” is not enough. “You too,” does not fit when the person is replying to you.


“Have a great day.”
“Thanks, you too.”
“Thanks, you too.”


Oh the agony of change.


(Speaking of change. I was happy when Marc used to reply, “Quit telling me what to do, Miyoshi.” I was even happy when other people started giving that same reply. Which might have been the impetus for his new response. People were copying him. Marc is nothing if not original in his quick wittedness.)


Well, to make the long story even longer. I have not come up with a new response yet. But I am thankful for a Thanksgiving blog post that is light and amusing. At least to me. And no. I am not ranting at Marc the Mocker. If I wanted to rant at anything, it would be at the obviousness and redundancy of telling people that I could receive revenue from ads placed on my website. That would be something to rant about. (But that is quite another story.)


I suppose this blog post has gone on long enough. All I really wanted to do was thank my friend, foil, and arch-nemesis, Marc the Spark (Is that a cool super villain name or what!), for giving me a fun post for Thanksgiving. I am truly glad that he makes fun of me, gives me ideas for blog posts, and gives me food for thought. But for the foreseeable future, I am sure I will keep the dialog the same.


“Have a great day.”
“Thanks, I will.”


I hope that you all have a great Thanksgiving. I know I will.

© 2019 Michael T. Miyoshi

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