out of afghanistan

The imagery is horrible. The heroin kingpin brother of the crooked Afghan president is apparently on the C.I.A. payroll. It’s becoming clear that we have no idea what to do in this part of the world. Stop digging the tires, even though it shames the U.S. Sometimes it’s best to admit defeat.

mr. manners returns

So I’m on the elevator at work. Halfway up the door opens. I hear a conversation. The conversation continues. As the door starts to close, one of those engaged in the chit-chat reaches out her hand to keep the door ajar. She continues yapping. I sigh loudly. The door begins to shut again. She begrudgingly lets it close, flashing me a dirty look before it shuts. As if I’m the rude one