You might be familiar with the classic jazz song that begins: “How come you do me like you do do do? How come you do me like you do? Why do you try to make me feel so blue? I’ve done nothing to you.” Although it was written nearly 100 years ago, this song pops into my head far too often these days.

There are many things happening on the world stage and in our nation that make me wonder why corrupt people with nefarious intentions do us like they do do do, but plenty of smaller things closer to home also have me wondering. I’ll proceed to offer two examples.

Mary Ann Crum ( lives in Abbeville and is the author of two books, “A Giggle Goes a Long Way” and “Live.Learn.Laugh!” She can be reached at