Looking sideways

One of the things that always amazes me about watching professional sports on television,  especially football, is the way the sportscasters always seem to be able to tell us what the players are actually thinking.  I suppose it’s because most of them once were in the game.  But I think it’s more than that and maybe a few watched a lot of Star Trek to learn the secrets of the Vulcan Mind Meld from Mr. Spock.

So it came as only a small surprise to find that our own Mr. Bowers has adapted this skill, and shared it with us in his “Looking Back” column this week.

I don’t know what brought it on, perhaps it’s consternation over the recent majority rejection of the idea of restoring Brewster Hall for town offices.  Whatever the cause, he seems to have gone into a deep trance to discover the motives and intentions of those who don’t believe that Wolfeboro is a perfect place with no room for improvement.

The revelations are stunning.  The miscreants would:

  • Replace all the old buildings with modern ones
  • Put parking meters downtown
  • Add a Rt 28 bypass around Wolfeboro
  • Install traffic lights
  • Bulldoze downtown to put up a WalMart
  • Bring in a Toyota parts factory and a Tyson chicken plant

Who knew?  Sometimes things are not what they appear on the surface.  Even though I am convinced that I am one of the people he is talking about, I just can’t ever recall having those thoughts.  It’s troubling.

I’m wondering if it’s just me.  Does everyone else know that’s what they really want?  I need to get to the bottom of it.  Perhaps I could undergo hypnosis to discover the full extent of my latent desires.

In any event.  I have to thank Mr. Bowers for taking the time to educate and warn the town about the consequences of having an opinion different from his.  Maybe before the next election we should bring in a few of those sportscasters to reveal the full extent of the subversive mood of the population.

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