It surprises me how many people forget that's what happens next. Boom! Sometimes, I've heard someone reply to the question, "How ya doing?" by saying "Top of the world, Ma." You see that's actually a distress call if you ask me. "My God...This poor bastard's at the end of his rope! He's led a life of crime; murdered innocent bystandings in front of cornbelt Savings and Loans; plugged a trusting stoolie through the trunklid of a Buick; has broken out of a Federal Pen; rampaged through rural counties of a rural state full of plain-spoken folk and has now shimmied up a petroleum cracking complex storage tank like a migraine-maddened chimp with a gun, has fired said weapon and is now at a complete loss as to what is going to happen next.
BOOM! That's what happens next. Boom. So next time you hear someone say, " Top of the world, Ma!"...Buy the poor sap a cup of coffee.
Today was a good day.