Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving! - A Word From Karl Wolfbrooks Ager

Once again it's that time of year when we call up our loved ones and friends and invite them to share our good fortune and bounty together at the dinner table.  It is a time to remember good memories and a time to hope for more good memories to come.  It is also a time when we conjure feelings of remorse, bitterness and resentment and a time to suffer from indigestion.  It's also a time for murder.  Sometimes...

I guess that what I'm trying to say is that Thanksgiving should be regarded with a degree of skepticism.  Yes, there are times when we should be thankful that we have what we have ..but can't we do that on our own time, like just before we jump into bed or just after our swim in our private lagoon ..after we receive our morning massage?

Personally, I don't care much for "group" gatherings.  They give me the chills.  The last time I held a "collective" dinner someone wound up dead and the investigation is still pending.  Murder is no way to celebrate gratitude, I say!

What I should be saying here is that Turkey is becoming increasingly expensive.  Turkeys are also becoming larger in size and they are taking much longer to cook.  This means that your guests have to suffer through much longer periods of awkward conversation and aberrant laughter.  Football is a fool's last refuge...  And during Thanksgiving, there's a fool on every couch!

That said, Spinoza and I wish you all a pleasant Holliday reprieve, and best of luck!  We will be enjoying our Thanksgiving at our Bern, Switzerland FSRI offices and welcome all who wish to drop by!

ATTN: all FSRI employees are required to work overtime on Friday as per contractual agreement.

Thank you,