I’ve heard a few references recently where people were referred to as ‘Puzzle Master’. Now, I don’t doubt that these folks are amazing at solving puzzles slightly more complicated than ‘which microbrew goes well with Pepperoni as opposed to Hawaiian’, but I wonder who decided that we, the general public, should now refer to these folks using the Master suffix?
Well, what ever the reason, every time I hear such a reference I find myself thinking “Wow, Puzzle Master. That sounds cool”. And you know why? Because they are being openly labeled a Master. And who doesn’t respect a title like that?
This got me thinking. Thinking about how I too would love to be referred to using the Master suffix. True, I don’t do complicated puzzles. But, there must be something I’m good enough at that would allow me to be labeled Master.
Brainstorming, I came up with a few ideas off the top of my head. How would these sound? “Today we chat with….”
1. Coffee guzzling Master SeattleDad
2. Mumbling kid songs to 2 year old because he can't remember the words Master SeattleDad
3. Cleaning up ‘scattered everywhere’ toys Master SeattleDad.
4. Piling washed dishes on top of already dry dishes in the drainer Master SeattleDad
5. Shrinking wife’s favorite clothes in the dryer Master SeattleDad
6. Stepping his socks directly in cat vomit at the bottom of the stairs first thing in the morning Master SeattleDad
7. Frantically searching the house for his one set of car keys so he won’t be too late for an important meeting Master SeattleDad
8. Burning the candle at both ends until the hot wax singes vital body parts Master SeattleDad
9. Overspending on gifts for spouse because he orders online at the last minute Master SeattleDad
10. Avoiding fostering male friendships, to spend more time with wife and son Master SeattleDad
Those all sound great. But mostly, I just aspire to one label: “Today we chat with Fathering Master, SeattleDad.”
I’m certainly not there yet, but I’m working on it.