Just be you…

Just be you…

The holidays are a full of family events, class reunions and company get-togethers. But they aren’t Halloween parties. Just go as yourself, no masks, costumes or make-believe. I’m tired of “party brags,” people who saved the world, raised genius kids, got promoted to CEO or Pope or Super Hero, moved to the best, biggest, most-expensive […]

It’s free!

It’s free!

What’s wrong with that? I was in a popular store last week with free wi-fi and heard somebody complaining it was not lightning fast. Hey Buddy… It’s free. Isn’t that enough? People who think they are entitled to freebies and then complain about them are too obnoxious to argue with but somebody should. If it’s […]

Somebody cut the line…

Somebody cut the line…

Get over it. Telephone landlines are going away and phone books are going extinct. Maybe not all and maybe some will stay forever. But I’m tired of hearing people gripe “I can’t call him/her/them/anybody anymore because they only use cell phones now. Almost everybody has one, so when somebody calls you, the number is yours […]

Cat got your tongue?

Cat got your tongue?

Why don’t people return phone calls anymore? Is it the “TV syndrome” where you get so used to the off button you begin to treat people the same way, or the “Facebook disease” that lets you hit the “Unfriend” option without the unpleasantness of personal interaction? If I took the time to call and leave […]

No place to sit…

No place to sit…

The other day I was in a restaurant where the cash register shared the counter with food service. The clerk placed my lunch on the counter while ringing up another customer’s bill. Unfortunately, the customer sat her child on the counter next to my food. Maybe it was my imagination, but the aroma surrounding my […]

It’s only you…

It’s only you…

I don’t know what happened to respect. Maybe it’s a lost art. I heard a friend angrily telling somebody off on the phone recently. He said it was his doctor’s office, “…but don’t worry,” he said, “it was only the secretary. I would never talk to my doctor like that.” I have heard that “only” […]

Complaining already?

Complaining already?

Here we go again… It’s too cold! Can you believe how chilly it is? Where did summer go? OK, people, get used to it. I really hope you have something more important going on in your life than the weather. And complaining about it. Again! Here’s a hint: The first four months after summer are […]

For the birds?

For the birds?

I wonder how many people with bird feeders do it for the birds. Birds are fun to watch, but don’t forget the birds’ benefit. If they depend on you all summer for more food than Mother Nature can provide, some will starve if you forget them in winter. Along with empty bird feeders, I’ve seen […]

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