It’s often said there is a reason for everything.
No one said it is a good reason, though.
That brings us to today’s topic. Our Founder, Claudia McGill, made a trip to our nation’s capitol, Washington, DC, and on her very own stumbled upon something that defies reason, yet is reasonable, and surely someone had a reason or knows of it.
Here is what happened. “I was walking down the street in front of the Watergate. For those of us of a certain age, a shiver goes through us, but in my case, I was there because my son, Mr. Margaret McGill (the former Claudia McGill’s Son, this is his married name now), works there. In a totally legal capacity. No, he is not a lawyer, but he is not breaking the law. That is what I meant. I think.”
Gently guided back onto track, Claudia McGill explained further. “We came upon this pair of scissors lying on the low wall. Just lying there. Not flung there, splayed open, but neatly and calmly settled there. Well, we were astounded, as you can guess. What could be the reason for a pair of scissors out here?”
Then, something else happened.
“A man came along with a large black dog. The dog frolicked around, as dogs do. Suddenly it made a beeline for the scissors. Ran right up to them. The man followed and apologized as the dog then leaped over the wall and continued up the hill. Whew. For a moment, I thought these were the dog’s or the man’s scissors and that we might be accused of coveting them and possibly about to abstract them from the wall. Which of course was not our intention. But I realized the dog simply wanted to run up the hill. Nothing to do with scissors. Scissors were not the reason. Going up the hill was the reason.”
Looking slightly befuddled, Claudia McGill said, “It then seemed best to move along.”