Ted (merovingian) wrote,

The Hungriest Angel

There's an old expression. "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on Bryan Shutman of Poughkeepsie, Illinois."

I spend this past weekend looking into that expression more deeply. I met Bryan in Poughkeepsie. he works in purchasing and is an amateur beekeeper.

"Yeah, I used to feel a lot of shame about that," he admitted, "But after a few decades, I really stopped caring. One more thrice-fooling on top of everything else hardly registers anymore. I just do volunteer work a lot, and I feel pretty good about myself these days."

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