A Checkpoint roast

Speaking of Checkpoint, it was the inaugural selection for the somewhat unorthodox Yankee Pot Roast Book-of-the-Month Club (“the only book club for which no reading is necessary!”).

Among the many offerings, highlights included:

  • Jeff Barnosky’s “If Checkpoint Were Based on Conversations I’ve Had with My Grandparents“:

    Grandmother: If I were president of the United States, they would shoot me.

    Me: Who would shoot you?

    Grandmother: Somebody would see how miserable I was, how broken down, blind and miserable I was, and they would shoot me.

    Me: I’m not sure I understand your logic.

    Grandmother: All I’m saying is that if they saw a poor, decrepit old woman in such misery, they would assassinate her to be kind.


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