Some things you just can’t replace


I saw a TV commercial the other day that promised me a product that could give me a new smile.

My problem is I don’t want a new smile.

I’ve had my current smile for 72 years and I’ve grown rather attached to it.

It’s probably not the world’s greatest smile but, generally speaking, it’s not too shabby.

There are some things you just can’t replace.

They include faded shirts that long ago lost their good looks.

Then there are all those books you’ve already read a dozen times that call you back often to read them again.

Old movies made my list too and then there were and old movies that hit my TV at 1 in the morning and I end up watching them again into the wee hours of the morning.

I’m not what you would call “new.”

I’m also not a guy who is entertained easily.

Some TV shows bore me.

Ditto for rainy days and so-called “Junk Mail.”

I don’t care much for other people’s fancy and expensive cars, either, and I feel the same way about boring novels and TV shows I’ve already seen about 2,000 times.

All in all though I’m a pretty easy guy to satisfy.

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By Bob Batz

Bob Batz is a retired long-time journalist and weekly columnist. Contact Bob at [email protected].

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