The Beer Sign

Years ago on my birthday a friend gave me a tin sign that says something like, "Everyone needs to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer!" It was thoughtful, his giving me a gift. Very generous. But I have to wonder, what was he thinking? If you consider what you hang on your walls a curation of the things you love, then I don't think this belongs. Yes, I love beer, but I don't want everyone who comes to my house to think I steal signs from bars. Those years are behind me. The whole incident reminded me of my middle school friend who had a huge poster in his room that said "Atomic Fart Zone." When I saw that I always thought, "What if a girl comes over, is this really the way you want to paint yourself?"

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