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Hanging it up!

Friends,

All good things must come to an end (all bad things too, for that matter). A great movie, a good beer and a fun afternoon all share the same fate as a fruitful career, an enlightened age and, eventually, our planet. Such is the nature of existence. Which brings me to the reason I’m writing you this fine Friday morning. Although the “donut whisperer” had a good run (if I do say so), the time has come to hang it up! In truth, I hadn’t thought this moment would come so soon. For over a decade it served its purpose well, bringing me great joy and serving as a pretext to strike-up a conversation. It has been a means to provoke, engage and bring smiles. Now, I’m hanging it up! After a long 11 year life, my tattered donut whisperer T-shirt will live-on as a wall hanging in my home office. 

(What? You thought you were rid of me? Fat chance!).

Happy April Fool’s day!



​P.S. I do realize it's only Thursday, I threw Friday in to try to daw you off the scent of my lighthearted prank.


-JP González

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