Arthur Normanson (31) of Brooklyn, New York, has a favourite saying, one which he’s been parroting for over 10 years. “Wherever you go, there you are,” quotes Arthur. First hearing the saying while watching a Brady Bunch movie during a sick day at home from his job as at the docks, Arthur has used the quote many a time to appear both wise and upbeat.
“When people would get stressed at work and say they wish they were on holidays, I’d always say, “Hey. Wherever you go, there you are.” You could tell by the way they rolled their eyes and moved their wrists back and forth that they really appreciated it,” said an oblivious Arthur.
But the always happy, always upbeat Arthur has had second thoughts about the saying, ever since he ended up in the slammer for 30 days over unpaid alimony to his ex-wife.
“At first ‘I thought wherever you go, there you are,’ but after they put me in a cell with Bubba, Rey Rey, and DeShawn – all over 6’4” and 300 pounds – I’ll never say it again,” said a shaken Arthur.
After two nights in the slammer, and some new experiences in the shower block with his cell mates, Arthur said he has learned his lesson and was quick to settle his debts with his ex-wife.
“I won’t do that again,” said a nervous Arthur. I’ve also learned that the saying should actually be, ‘Wherever you go, there you are – except prison.’