Sunday, March 27, 2011

A weekend away with the girls

What is it with this Western cultural obsession with 'doing'?  Why is everyone always asking me what I'm going to do this weekend, or what I did yesterday?  Why is my status as a human defined by all these actions?  I'm a human being, not a human doing!  What if I don't want to "just do it"? 

It gets to me.

And naturally, when I told people I was going away for a weekend with the girls, the first thing they all asked was, "What are you going to do?"

Do?  I would have thought the exact purpose of 'going away for the weekend' was to not do.  

Do, do, do, that's all we ever do.

But okay, since you's what we did:


Those are all verbs, right?  A verb is 'a doing word'.  Thus, we 'did' stuff the whole time. 

Which means that now I can go to work Monday morning, happy in the knowledge that I got out and 'did stuff' in the weekend, thus validating my existence as a human.  Lovely.

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