I didn’t invite Mr. T*, but he came anyhow.
Sometimes Mr. T lands noisily into your house – big, loud and undeniable.
Sometimes Mr. T slips in quietly, slowly, barely noticeable, taking up residence completely, refusing to be evicted despite your prayers and the occasional rallying of his enemies laughter, joy and contentment.
You know Mr. T don’t you? Oh, perhaps you know him by his other name, Trouble. Trouble has arrived. You don’t know what room he’ll pop up in. You don’t know when he’ll wake up from his nap or return from his ever so brief vacations.
Mr. T doesn’t like when it’s quiet, so he’ll make some noise. Mr. T doesn’t like to be alone, so he’ll wake you up from your sweet slumber to make you keep him company. Mr. T doesn’t like agreement, so he’ll question your motives or repeat his arguments until you are no longer sure what you think. Mr. T doesn’t like soft, so he’ll slam hard. Mr. T doesn’t like hard, unless he’s making it hard, so he’ll break resistance down.
Mr. T pushes you away then pulls you back. The imbalance keeps you holding your breath. What will it be today Mr. T? What can I serve you today?
Mr. T surely you are tired of our home, our rooms, our food, our fuel. Surely you know us well enough to be bored. Surely we’ve give you enough traction. You’ve proven to us how big and how bad you are.
Move on. Please move on Mr. T. Not to another family but out to sea. Swim with the fish for a little while.
Mr. T was an actor, Professional Wrestler and Celebrity Body Guard. He appeared in television on The A Team and in the movie, Rocky.