Have you ever felt uncool? You emanate class on a level I can’t even see from where I’m standing. One time I was too uncool to even clean myself. I was at my aunt’s house last year, about to take a shower. The dirt was dripping off me, but I couldn’t figure out how to get the damn thing working. I mean, I’ve used enough showers in my life. I’m a smart guy. And I tried everything! But I couldn’t solve the conundrum. Disappointed in myself, I reflected on my childhood, which also included some disappointing moments. But there was one thing that jumped out at me. It was this game I owned called Bop It. Bop It taught me all the required skills to get the thing going so I didn’t lose. Twist it. Pull it. I brought this knowledge back to the shower faucet, but still couldn’t figure it out. Resigned, I was forced to Pass it. I had a long day and didn’t have it in me to keep trying. I couldn’t turn on the shower myself, so I went to go get her to show me how. She strolled into the bathroom, made a fist, and without saying anything she hit the handle and the water came on. Of course, it’s the name of the blessed thing. As you may have surmised, I only had to Bop it!
January 11 – Mary J. Blige gets transferable Bop-It skills