It has come to my attention that a number of people find their way to this blog because they have searched the keywords "Man in the Yellow Hat." So far, I suppose they have been directed to the posts from months and months ago.
If I knew then what I know now, I would have immediately hollered "Egoiste!"
Does anyone remember that old commercial for the men's cologne Egoiste by Chanel?
Imagine if a plump, aging female spat out "Egoiste!" instead of several beautifully gowned and coiffed women. You can also imagine the old broad throwing a plate while you're at it.
One thing about both Leos and Narcissists - and I have come to believe that if you multiplied the typical Leo personality traits by a thousand, you'd get a narcissist (Leo x 1,000 = Narcissist) - is that they quickly assume they deserve to be in the control.
In Reality, however, the Man in the Yellow Hat is such a lackadaisical parent that it's all his fault George ever gets in trouble. If the Man in the Yellow Hat would stop leaving a monkey to his own devices, ice cream stores, circuses and movie theatres throughout time would be perfectly safe from George's antics. What's a young monkey to do?
Back in 2002, when I first started teaching the class of two year-olds, one of the Moms said that anyone can see that the Man in the Yellow Hat is obviously gay. Could be. Interesting to think about, anyway. This mother based her claim on his swishy walk and his outfit. On the Upper West Side of New York City, speculating on each other's sexuality is a time honored way to pass the time -- and no one is exempt. Not even the fictional characters from classic children's literature like The Man in the Yellow Hat. That particular year, we had one male same-sex family and two female same-sex families between the two classes of 12 kids. The next year, one of the dads in a same-sex family made up a verse to The Wheels on the Bus that went, "The daddies on the bus go swish, swish, swish."
These are the things that can happen when a two year old dominates your life. As it happened, that fellow had been among the original employees of Google and made a staggering amount of money a couple of years ago.
No matter what anyone thinks of The Man in the Yellow Hat, we can be sure of one thing: If he had kept George out of trouble, there would be no story. And kids like these stories because they can relate to George. Little kids like to imagine what would happen if they were left to their own devices - and the Man in the Yellow Hat always comes back which is the behavior children expect from parents and care givers even when those care givers are grievously irresponsible.
What I have to wonder is:
Why are a number of people searching for The Man in the Yellow Hat and clicking on Menopausal Stoners? They stay here about a nanosecond, so it's clearly all a mistake.
Some people search for Crusty Panties and wind up here too because of Gayle's Panties (Stonerdate February 16, 2008). Those people tend to hang out for a while longer undoubtedly because Gayle's panties are a lot funnier than that old boyfriend and the Man in the Yellow Hat ever were.
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