The Gentle Art of Self-deprecation

It’s a matter not just of having the tool at hand but also knowing what to do with the tool in the hand.

Jumper cables? You got jumper cables, buddy?”

“Yeah, sure. I got jumper cables.”


Men are supposed to know about jumper cables. It’s supposed to be in the genetic code, right? But some of us are mental mutants, and if it’s under the hood of a car, well it’s voodoo, Jack, and that’s the end of it.

Besides, this guy only asked me if I had jumper cables. He didn’t ask me if I knew how to use them.

Robert Fulghum
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

And so for day 2453

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