Richard's Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson for March 18, 2015
richards poor almanac by richard thompson the uninteresting times vapid, eneventful yet oddly reassuring news plastic bag removed from tree found to contain coupon windfall 50% a d.c. man discovered that the plastic bag he pulled from a tree on his property contained an unexpir-ed coupon for pringles potato crisps. "i never liked those things much," he said. "but 50% off? that's just great!" real ugly sofa put out for trash pick up arlingtonians were cheered by the sight of an inexpressibly hideous sofa left out on the curb for trash pick up on monday. "last week there was a really awful dinette set," said a passerby. "the week before there was a tacky-looking armoire. it just goes to show that life goes on, i guess." hyattsville woman walks her damn sweater dog at least five times a day neighbors describe themselves as "heart-ened" by the continuing presence of a dog they had previously found annoying. "it's a sign of normalcy," said one. "god i love that stupid little dog." faulty streetlight hums comfortingly in bethesda light: mmmmnnnngh see related stories, a3-12. also inside - local hoopster plans comeback, see page d3.