Every week Mad Dog and I get a phone message from the boys’ school principals. Inevitably, valuable information will be disseminated and Mad Dog will then share what is said. Full Speed will hear him but not actually listen. He will be there, physically present, nodding and agreeing, but mentally be somewhere else entirely.
He does not like to follow up on anything Mad Dog tells him to do.
Even if the principal left us a message that leftover pots of gold from St. Patrick’s Day were available for pick up at the school office, Full Speed would hear this and then never, ever, ever follow-up. All his school friends could be throwing gold coins around like confetti and he would still never, ever, ever stop by to get his.
Mad Dog, ever the problem solver, is hopeful to add Full Speed to the principal’s call list. This way at least there is a chance, albeit slight, that Full Speed will do what is asked of him.
Trust me, the leprechauns aren’t worried.
Nora also does not like to listen to Mad Dog.
However, this blatant disregard for his authority
is rewarded with treats, verbal affirmations, and let’s not forget,…
unlimited belly rubs.
She runs this town.