“Thanks” is easy

“Thanks” is easy

People say that everyday English is changing too fast. Technology creates new words almost every day. Words my grandmother wouldn’t say at all are turning up on kids TV, and texting changes all the spelling rules. What surprises me most is the disappearance of “Thank You.” Last time I held a door for somebody all […]

Diaper Duty…

Diaper Duty…

Going out to eat with a baby can be challenging, especially if the restaurant doesn’t have a changing table. But there is never a circumstance where the parent has the right to subject paying customers to their baby’s POOP while changing them on the restaurant table. And, by the way, where was the restaurant owner? […]

On YOUR time, Please!

On YOUR time, Please!

About a week ago I was standing in a long checkout line. The customer at the register must have been the clerk’s best and only friend because they were solving the whole neighborhood’s problems, comparing notes on TV shows and gossiping about everybody within a 50 mile radius of Jamestown. What they weren’t doing was […]

Splish Splash

Splish Splash

Winter slush is a mess. It makes your car a mess, the roads sloppy and the sidewalks miserable. But worst of all, it is horrible to wear. Please be considerate of pedestrians on sidewalks and crosswalks. I just saw a guy nearly drowned in freezing, muddy slush by a driver who had to know he […]

Stage Fright?

Stage Fright?

I have an answering machine. It is for answers. I hate coming home to replay an answer that just says “Click!” Afraid to talk? Then please don’t call, whoever you are, mystery caller. When I ask you to leave me a “detailed message” with information I need, and you just leave, “Call me back,” I […]

Old problem comes back

Old problem comes back

Your big, red truck does not belong in my trunk. I hope you recognize yourself, but you’re not the only tailgater I’ve seen lately. Bulletin: Big red trucks slip on icy roads. Please rethink your dumb hobby of tailgating. It is dumb on dry, hot summer days and really stupid on icy January days. If […]

May I sit here?

May I sit here?

Lots of restaurants and stores with food courts have lots of tables – enough for everybody. But what about people who take a table for four and pile up their packages, coats and wet gloves on it so nobody else can sit there? The dirty look I got when I asked if I could sit […]

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 […]