Phil, not Man In The Mirror, but Man In The Glass - Posted by Ed Garcia

Posted by JPiper on January 21, 2001 at 18:23:42:


Just how much did your mother-in-law have to drink anyway???


Phil, not Man In The Mirror, but Man In The Glass - Posted by Ed Garcia

Posted by Ed Garcia on January 21, 2001 at 15:49:22:

It’s called, THE MAN IN THE GLASS.


When you get what you want in your struggle for self,
and the world makes you king for a day.

Just go to the mirror and look at yourself,
and see what THAT man has to say.

For it isn’t your father or mother or wife,
who’s judgment upon you must pass;

The fellows who’s verdict counts most in you life,
is the one staring back from the glass.

Some people may think you’re a straight-shootin’ chum,
and call you a wonderful guy.

But the man in the glass says you’re only a bum,
if you can’t look him straight in the eye.

He’s the fellow to please, never mind all the rest,
for he’s with you clear up to the end.

And you’ve passed your most dangerous, difficult test
if the man in the glass is your friend.

You may fool the whole world down the pathway of life
and get pats on the back as you pass.

But your final reward will be heartaches and tears,

If you’ve cheated, the man in the glass.

Author: unknown

Phil, it’s ironic that this poem should come up today, I was trying to recite it for Bill Gatten, his wife and mother in-law last night.

Ed Garcia

Re: Men Peering down Into The Glasses - Posted by Bill Gatten

Posted by Bill Gatten on January 21, 2001 at 17:12:32:


I don’t know who tried to post the deleted message, but it wasn’t me.

Our get-together after the meeting last night was one of the most enjoyable evenings I’ve spent in a very long time, Ed. It’s been ages since I’ve had the opportunity to laugh so much, learn so much, and have such a great enjoyable conversation. I especially enjoyed your 17 attempts to recite “The Man in the Glass” from memory. Are you sure it doesn have *** in it?

Isn’t it too bad that we’re both tee-totalers? Our evening would have been so tremendously enhanced.


By the way My mother-in-law thinks you are singularly the most handsome and brillinat man she’s ever met. She’s only sorry you don’t meet her rigid standards: you not single or Turkish. Though when I convinced her that Garcia is a Greek name, her resonse was: “Close enough! Ees hees marriage a happy one?”.

Bill Gatten