Many people assume that I belong to a secret government agency, or that I might be some type of nefarious character, because I use a lot of random phrases that come from song lyrics which could be construed as a password sign that is waiting for a countersign to be exchanged. I might say, “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows”, which comes from the Bob Dylan song ‘Homesick Blues’. I don’t worry about the direction of the wind that much, but when I play golf, it is important to know how the wind is going to affect the flight of your ball. The simplest way to determine wind direction is to grab some pieces of grass, throw them up in the air, and watch which way the wind blows them to the ground, or you could look at the flag. I also like to use the Bob Dylan phrase “When your rooster crows at the break of dawn”, which comes from his song ‘Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right’. I read that all roosters have an internal clock that helps them to anticipate sunrise. Some things just happen and it ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, so I let people think what they want about me.
Written for Sadje’s Sunday Poser #88 which asks, “What do people incorrectly assume about you?”