22 Mar

Today I read a vehicle license plate that asked, “Got Hope?”  And since the owner of the car was posing a random question, I in turn, felt obligated to answer.  “No, hope was yesterday.  Today I ‘got tired'”.

Yet me being who I am–a person who abhors the overuse (or use even), of  lackadaisical terms such as “got (anything)”, especially as those types of faddish word phrases somehow manage to become integrated into everyday language–proceeded to hypothetically chastise the owner of the car and his or her misuse of the English language.

So the rest of my one-woman-soliloquy went something like this:  “…Today I got tired.  But actually I don’t “got” anything because “got” is not something I “have”.  And shame on you for proselytizing incorrect use of language.  I mean really, not any of us “gots” anything!  Did you even learn the language you profess to use?”

Well my rant and rave was a little better in person, just ask Cole, he was there.  Though I don’t know he would vouch for me in the positive…he did keep mentioning something about the mental institution, but I was so distracted by gotting hope that I didn’t pay him any mind.  Or is it, I didn’t pay him no mind?  Or how about, I didn’t pay him a mind?  No, no, no.  It’s, I ain’t got no more mind!

And that folks is a ranting from one tired and cranky Rivka!!!



5 Responses to “Got.”

  1. Gregory Wilker March 22, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    gotta dance

    • Rivka And Her Wit March 23, 2012 at 4:30 am #

      Gene and Donald, two of the best, and from one of my all time favorite movies. Superior job in the realm of comment posting bro!! (though I confess Smokey is not a favorite of mine)

  2. Stacey March 22, 2012 at 6:27 am #

    You surely have lost it my friend. I gots to agree with your son on the mental hospital. But when you go, I gots to go with ya for my own reprieve! XOXO

  3. Brad March 22, 2012 at 5:30 am #

    Got milk?
    (sorry, I like the old school version)

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