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Monday, March 5, 2012

THE SSPF ... a secret society you've never heard of, and not because I made them up ...

I’ve been head-down, doing the final edits on one manuscript, and the rewrites on two other books that I’ve just finished. I’ve given myself new goals for 2012, and I wanted to make sure I didn’t fall behind right out of the gate. Unfortunately, that meant my blog took a back seat.

I’m back, at least for now, and I’m going to tell you about something very mysterious. Something most people reading this blog will not know about. It’s a secret fraternity I was introduced to a few months back.

 No, I’m not talking bout the Illuminati, or the Freemasons. I’m also not talking about the Knights Templar, or even the Priory of Sion (can you tell I watch a lot of movies based on Dan Brown novels?).I’m talking about a far more insidious group. One that truly operates in plain sight, and yet still manages to keep their sinister agendas secret. I’m talking about … The Society of Stroller Pushing Fathers! Or as they’re referred in the inner sanctum, the SSPF.

I discovered this group while on a morning walk with my son. It started with a gesture – a wave. Have you ever seen how bikers (motor) wave when they pass other bikers on the road? They have a wave. It looks like this --------->

The SSPF have a similar wave, I’ve not been able to find a picture of it. I can only assume that those who have tried to record the image have been bludgeoned with the detachable front wheel of a Bumbleride.

Like any secret society, we have famous members:

But who, you ask, is the leader of this not-fake-sounding group? And by what manner of dress, or secret symbol can he be recognized? Believe it or not, there is only one picture in known existence and it clearly points to how this man became leader.

*Ahem* For obvious reasons, it is this man:


K. Turley (Clutzattack) said...

When I took my motorcycle out for the first time on my own, my husband followed me in the car. (That way if I biffed it and dumped the bike he could guarantee I wouldn't get run over from behind.)

The first thing he said to me when I asked how my riding was:

"You were very rude. All those guys were waving at you and you didn't wave back."

That's when I started noticing the wave. Feels nice to be a part of the fan club now.

Jeremy Bates said...

Is that Tom Selleck being pushed by a young groupie to the barber shop? lol

I once saw a biker wave his last at a Ted Nugent outdoor concert. Since he was indeed inebriated, he lost control and hit a dilapidated plow, which subsequently cost him his life.

On another note, Ted Nugent was fantastic.

Ben Sloan said...

I hear that when you join, they assign you a small person for which you're responsible for the rest of your life, and you can never back out. Scary stuff.

Anonymous said...

This made me smile :) Nice post. When I was growing up in Vermont pedestrians wave a lot at each other, and this tends to frighten Connecticut and New York tourists. Then I moved to Massachusetts and was told I was being rude by waving at people and not saying "hi" (with no expectation that they say anything else in response). Go figure.

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