Toqui wasn’t sure of the protocol in this situation.  Did Robins have a greater right to enter the water first? Or did age and gender have a place in the decision? Sometimes the Face of Everyman pretended not to notice what went on in the lives of those who were guests at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  As a sort of polite stand off ensued the venerable sage attempted to review in his mind every newspaper column written by Miss Manners.  Alas, no response to “Dear Gentle Reader” seemed to fit this stalemate.


Few New Year’s Resolutions last very long, even at the magical Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  In her first words after she got off of the bus Elizabeth asked, “Either of you handsome young men got a cigarette?”  the Face of Everyman  could feel his cough reflex start to kick in.  His voice would be horse by sundown.

Siding Salesman

Robby had been to the presentation at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  There he had learned from the presenters that he was a natural for entry into the world of Aluminum Siding sales.  For a small fee he would be given the territory that encompassed the imaginary zip code of the FBR&S.  With his work ethic Robby knew that his fortune was assured.  the Face of Everyman tried to get his attention before the money changed hands.  Alas . . .


Grainy security camera footage showed that Earl had returned to the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  His Mom had named him Early Bird but it came with too much expectation so he shortened his name to just plain Earl.  the Face of Everyman noted that his arrival coincided with the beginning of Winter.  Yikes!   Everyman’s toes were already numb.