petite merde no. 6

Yesterday 2.0 hollered from the basement and told me to, “Turn on the news. Hurry!” I immediately turned the television to a national news network. I watched a COVID-19 press conference for 45 minutes. Absolutely nothing new was announced.

When the update ended I met 2.0 in the kitchen.

movita: I watched the news conference but I’m not sure what you wanted me to see. Maybe I was too late?

2.0: There was a guy on there that looked like Kenny Rogers.

movita: Wait…what? You wanted me to stop what I was doing to see a guy who looked like Kenny Rogers? Not hear an update about the crisis?

2.0: Yah.

movita: But you didn’t mention the Kenny Rogers lookalike. 

2.0: No. 

movita: And you can see how I might think they were making a major announcement? Because you yelled at me frantically to turn on the news?

2.0: I guess. But I figured you’d know what I wanted you to see as soon as you turned on the news.

movita: Can you can understand why I might have been a little concerned? Frightened even? 

2.0: Maybe for second. But then happy because you’d have seen the Kenny lookalike. 

movita: But I spent 45 minutes watching a news conferenc–

2.0: You saw him though, right?

movita: Who?

2.0: Kenny Rogers.

movita: I don’t recall seeing anyone who looked like Kenny Rogers. 

2.0: Well, this has been a complete waste of time.



movita: I think we’re going to have to lay down some new ground rules. 


The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez. Not Kenny Rogers.


  1. Liz Berg on March 24, 2020 at 5:41 am

    So glad you have built in entertainment at home! Stay well!

  2. Emma Thompson-Jones on March 24, 2020 at 11:42 am


  3. That cousin that call you out for torturing your photo subjects. on March 24, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    So, the problem is that you aren’t observant enough? A Kenny Rogers look-a-like should be pretty easy to spot. Kenny had a pretty distinctive look about him and he had that same look for decades. Pretty much anyone of your…generation..should be able to spot Kenny. Going with 2.0 on this one cuz. ?

    • movita beaucoup on March 25, 2020 at 7:32 am

      I guess I was DISTRACTED thinking they were going to announce the end of the world or something. Now I know to be on the look out for lookalikes. I will be vigilant.

  4. Bonnie Johnson on March 26, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Oh my goodness. Thanks for the laugh, especially when I saw the lookalike. Keep safe, and always watch for lookalikes.

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