Growing Up To Do 

I know you are, but what am I?”

Remember that kid from fifth grade? That little riposte constituted his entire arsenal of comebacks. Slam him with the most devastating put-down the schoolyard had ever seen and he’d always hit you with that same trite retort, a lame bit of rhetorical judo that sought to co-opt your insult and turn it back on you. The sheer feebleness of it rendered it unanswerable.

You do remember that kid, right? Ever wonder what happened to him?

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4 Responses to Growing Up To Do 

  1. adguru101 says:

    Stayed a lifelong jerk 😦

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Damyanti Biswas says:

    Turned a therapist, funny enough 🙂

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