Posted by: Wayne | August 10, 2010

Thank You, Gillette Burgess

Or “In which Maria wonders if she puts too much stress upon good manners.”

Tunna is one of the invisible people who live in our little realm. Today, Elaina was telling Patrick that Tunna was a friend of the bad guys and (here, she whispered conspiratorially) she spills her broth on the tablecloth and leads disgusting lives! (Yes, I know there is a mixed singular and plural. Try telling that to a three year old.) It’s really something when the mark of a Bad Person is her ill-manners. Out of the mouths of babes…?

The Goops they lick their fingers,
And the Goops they lick their knives;
They spill their broth on the tablecloth —
Oh, they lead disgusting lives!

The Goops they talk while eating,
And loud and fast they chew;
And that is why I’m glad that I
Am not a Goop — Are you?

Gillette Burgess


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