The New Walkway

Clifford spent all day putting in a new cement walkway, but was horrified to see his kids trying to write their names in it with sticks.

After harshly yelling at the kids, he stomped back inside, only to find his wife scowling.

“How could you do that?” she asked. “It’s just a walkway, and besides, don’t you love your kids?”

Clifford glanced away as he replied, “In the abstract, yes, but not in the concrete.”