I wish I could remember who said of my beloved son Ben: “He dispenses with pleasantries.” She nailed it. Ben gets to the point.
Case in point (which is the point of this post):
In Michigan a couple of weeks ago, Quinn, Ben, and I were riding together in my rental car.
Me: We got a new car.
Ben: You sold your Jeep?
Ben: What’da get?
Me: A Honda Element.
Ben: Those are ugly.
Me: No, they’re not—it’s cute!
Ben: They’re ugly.
Me: sigh In my view, the Element isn’t that far removed from a Jeep, which isn’t that far removed from my dream car—a Hummer!
Now that statement got a rise out of Quinn. Right then and there I determined to prove my point.
This is a Hummer.
This is an Element. You see it, don’t you. If you made a flip book, you couldn’t tell the start from the finish.