As it’s Star Wars Day, I thought I might lighten it up a bit with a little humour.
The Goblin King (as you may have gathered) regularly sends e-mails that make absolutely no sense. His command of the english language (even though it’s his mother tongue) is likely limited by an undiagnosed learning disability. Most of the time, I can get the general gist of what he’s trying to say. One day about two years ago however, the e-mail made no sense at all. What’s more, as I read it, it felt to me as though it had been written by Master Yoda’s dumb brother.
And so, as I’d been having a particularly bad day, I replied with something along the lines of: “No sense your e-mail is making. Rewrite in English you must. Do or do not, there is no try.”
It was (on my part) a bad attempt at humour. Truly, I was mocking his e-mail, and I knew I shouldn’t be. But at the time, I had a SmartPhone, I was irritated that I had to translate his e-mails into English, and clearly, I was having some issues with self control. I may or may not have had a glass of wine before I sent it.
Of course, what I got back was “Are you feeing OK? Because your e-mail didn’t make any sense.”
Yeah…even Yoda would Facepalm that one.
I’m glad he didn’t understand that I was mocking him. That probably would have set us back a bit. But I learned something that day. And I continue to learn as I continue to co-parent with him. And I am trying to “Use the Force” and gain a Yoda-like wisdom.
“Remember, a Jedi’s strength flows from the Force. But beware. Anger, fear, aggression. The dark side are they. Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.”So I’m trying to stay away from the Dark Side. I faltered that day. But I continue to work towards learning to be wise. Like Yoda.
May the Fourth be with you all!!