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 […]

Don’t say yes!

Don’t say yes!

I wanted to see who was calling me from Hawaii so I answered the phone. The nice lady said, “Can you hear me?” and “How’s the weather there?” I said, “Yes,” and “Just fine, thank you.” That bought me a round trip airplane ticket and 4 days at a hotel in Orlando. It cost me […]

Watch your slanguage!

Watch your slanguage!

I’ve been having trouble understanding some people lately, so I decided to learn a new language, but even a little is too much. “Stay woke, pal, keep it 100 for plain English. I’m hundo p 4 that. Got no FOMO. In fact, got JOMO on it.” Rough translation: “Keep informed, friend, stay true to plain […]

Un-phone Please!

Un-phone Please!

If you were born with a phone in your hand, your mother wouldn’t have liked it and her doctor would have been amazed. So why do so many clerks still have their phones stuck to their ears while they’re supposed to be working? The other day I got a dirty look and a rude answer […]

Cup or Bowl?

Cup or Bowl?

I was traveling out of state recently and stopped at a nice looking restaurant for lunch. I ordered a cup of soup and my friend ordered a bowl. Oddly, though the cup and bowl had the expected shapes, each contained exactly the same amount of soup! But the bowl cost $1.50 more. Believe it or […]

Like pulling teeth…

Like pulling teeth…

OK, doctors and dentists have tough schedules. They can’t help it if some patients need more time. They try to help everybody. That’s good, but I wind up an hour late. That’s OK, too, if somebody needs more help, I can wait. So I called ahead and learned I would wait ‘till 5:00 for my […]

Lurking?

Lurking?

You are either good company or a Peeping Tom. I’ve heard once too often from people who lurk on Facebook, peeking into my posts, but won’t post anything of their own. If you want to know so much about me, why do you stay in hiding? It feels creepy to know somebody is watching me […]

Bag it?

Bag it?

The other day I bought a donut wrapped in a deli tissue. The clerk at the bakery counter wrapped a handful of paper napkins around it and placed it in a bag for me. At the checkout the cashier offered to place that bag and my coffee into another bag. That four-times wrapped donut seemed […]

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