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Lookin' like he should

Well, whatever-I've gone astray with this whole looking like you should thing, but I think there's something to be said about it when taking ones desire to be as effective as they can be as a human into account.

I go to one of the few full-serve gas stations still in operation in Vermont, and there are five gas jockeys working there. Four of them look like gas jockeys, one doesn't, and when I see I'm getting the one that doesn't look like a gas jockey, I'm disappointed. Not only does he not look like a gas jockey, he doesn't act like one. Which begs the question, does he not look like one cause he doesn't act like one, or does he not act like one cause he doesn't look like one? He actually looks more like he should be a doctor.

When I drive away after having him fill the tank, I don't feel as fulfilled as when the gas jockey looking gas jockeys fill it. There is something to be said for judging a book by its cover.

Anyway, you like Tiger enough to meet him? Good for you. I say, he's just a guy whose good fortune is that he has passion, will, and talent and happens to be paid unbelievably well. What if he had loved badminton?

The celebrity I'd choose to meet would be T.V. game show host Bob Barker. Interesting career, and another guy who looks like he should.

Rusty DeWees tours Vermont and Northern New York with his act "The Logger." His column appears weekly. He can be reached at rustyd@pshift.com. Listen for The Logger, Rusty DeWees, Thursdays at 7:40 on the Big Station, 98.9 WOKO or visit his website at www.thelogger.com

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