Each week Fred gives me a firm handshake and tells me how great a man I am. Each week, Fred opens our conversation with a new tag line that makes absolutely no sense. I always walk away, shaking my head in confusion. I have begun writing them down.
He always begins, "Well, there's a good man." And then... the lines:
"Good to see you. It's better to be seen than viewed, that's what I've always said."
"Life is good. Better to have a good life than to give a good life."
"Always good to talk to you. Talking is God's gift to our mouths. Our mouths are God's gift to our friends. It's good to have you as a friend and it's good to talk to you." (This one I am not positive about exactly how it went, but it was something like this.)
"What a wonderful day it is. The days filled with wonder return wonder two fold."
I am not sure what these sayings mean, but if the point is to make me smile, they work every time, even if they have to do with death.