This post is dedicated to my friend John

Today I texted John asking if we could speak, because talking to him generally cheers me up. He texted back saying he’d try to find time. He is in law school and a very busy man. I replied feeling guilty and apologizing for taking up his time. He texted back: Don’t apologize. Every time I talk to someone it’s “sorry this” and “forgive me that” and “I am not worthy.” It’s like those miserable songs. They’re so depressing.

I burst out laughing and felt slightly less miserable for a bit. This is EXACTLY why I need to talk to him.

(For the culturally illiterate, John was quoting a line from the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The line was spoken by God.)

4 thoughts on “This post is dedicated to my friend John

  1. donde September 14, 2009 / 1:44 am

    I’m about to be “that guy”…the one who corrects others when they do movie lines. Actually God says, “It’s like those miserable Psalms. They’re so depressing.” At least that’s what I always thought it was.

    • Meaghan September 14, 2009 / 11:28 am

      There are some who call me…Tim?

      My boyfriend says John Cleese was drunk on the set the day they filmed the Tim scene and he forgot his lines, and the entire scene was ad-libbed, including Tim’s name.

  2. emma l September 14, 2009 / 1:49 pm

    Heh. Everyone needs a friend like John.

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