You should know, I come from a long line of uncles who give bad advice. And it's my duty as your new uncle to tell you this, upfront.
When I was eight, my uncle advised me the best way to lose weight was to eat kudzu. My other uncle laughed at this and said, the secret was, in fact, smoking more cigarettes.
So, since we uncles have no good advice, I'm going to tell you what my AUNT told me instead. She cupped her hands around her ears and said, “Learn to listen. It'll make you smart."
I suppose she's right. After all, the wisest folks
listen a lot, which is why you don't see them going around munching on kudzu salads, puffing on Camels.
Anyway, maybe you'll listen better than I do. Because I run my mouth so often it's a wonder I still have a voice. Let's just say, I'm not exactly the fella you want to go see a movie with.
If you do learn to open you ears, good for you. It will change you. You'll start to realize that other people's lives have more importance than you thought.
Like the woman at Dobb's…