‎"...a little 'trouty', but quite good" ~ Eve Kendall, North By Northwest

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ask a Trout, part deux

Sugarplum: "Ooooh, I just saw a mouse! I've never seen a real mouse before! It came out from under the cupboard and ate a little piece of Hunter S. Tomcat's food. It's really cute."

Dear Sugarplum, thank you for not acting like a girl in the presence of mice.

Dear mouse, I'd thank you to act more like a mouse and show some degree of fear of our cat, whose sole purpose in life is to eat you.

Dear Hunter S. Tomcat, get off the couch and eat the mouse already.

And now on to more pressing matters, specifically, the latest edition of Ask a Trout.

I know, I didn't expect another one this quickly either. I would pass it up if it weren't such a good one. You ready? Today's question that brought some hapless googler to Trout Towers is:


Can a multiple personality mother live alone?

That depends on several factors. Are the mother's children over 18? If not, then no. Unless she leaves them with one of her other personalities. If she can do that, she's home free. If not, she has to suck it up like the rest of us.

As for living alone while all those other personalities are milling about, that depends on if the single mother is an introvert. If the single mother is an introvert and the other personalities are gypsies, hobos, or drummers in rock bands, then yes, she could find herself living alone.

4 comments:

Janine said...

Susan, you have finally managed to find a way for Google to truly answer our questions. It's been a long time coming, but I always had all the faith in the world in you.

Your advice to single mom of the people and the people and the people was pure genius.

Well thought out, heartfelt and logical advice for someone obviously troubled in a way most of us cannot imagine, and maybe if she did a little less imagining in general this wouldn't be happening to her, but that's another story for another day.

I just wanted to say Thank You for answering the questions Google shrugs at.

Mary Alice said...

ha ha. Brilliant.

Greg said...

Hunter S. Tomcat. OMG, you're KILLING me.

Heh. I like this "Ask a Trout" series. It's nice to see a practical use for all this tracking software.

(Word ver is a real one tonight: "station")

Dana's Brain said...

Okay - Hunter S. Tomcat?! Totally love it!

Is it bad that I would have acted completely opposite of Sugarplum and totally freaked out at the sight of a mouse? Don't answer that one.