Update me not!

Update me not!

Just last week I got hit with phone and computer updates. They do repair hackable software and prevent virus attacks, but why rearrange everything else? The screen looks different, features move to different places, stuff works differently. My devices are not toys. Don’t waste my time making me relearn how they work. If I need […]

No explosions allowed!

No explosions allowed!

The other day I heard a politician say, “Let it explode!” He was complaining about the failed Health Care revisions. If the kids in Washington didn’t want to play the game his way, he’d just stand back, let everything explode and keep gloating over the failure. Then I heard the other gang basically say, “Well, […]

Can’t buy less?

Can’t buy less?

OK, I’ll admit it. I’m on a diet. Sea World is no longer planning to feature whales in their theme park, so there goes my last employment opportunity. So I’m eating a little less these days, but it seems like some restaurants want to sabotage me. Believe it or not, sometimes grownups can’t buy children’s […]

One more plug for shovels…

One more plug for shovels…

Nobody works harder than mail carriers. I’ve never met one who didn’t live up to the words, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Though spring is coming, winter rarely ends so soon. So here’s one more plug for shoveling our […]

Know before you No

Know before you No

I’m so tired of people saying No! to things they don’t Know anything about, whether its national politics or just something new on the menu. The other day I heard a fellow at my favorite lunch place look at something new on the menu and say, “I don’t like that!” I asked why and he […]

Beep Beep

Beep Beep

I bumped (literally) into a problem I’ve seen often lately…people who abandon empty shopping carts in supermarket aisles. Do some moms let kids shop for themselves then put stuff in Mom’s cart and leave theirs to clog an aisle? I even saw a motorized cart left blocking an aisle. Would a disabled user just walk […]

Please don’t introduce me…

Please don’t introduce me…

The other day a merchant offered me “a great introductory price”, very little every month for a year. “What’s the price next year?” I asked. He answered, “Oh, Umm…well you see, we, umm…haven’t set next year’s prices yet.” No straight answer! I think anybody with low, low, low introductory prices might be ashamed of their […]

Move your butt

Move your butt

It looks like some disgusting kind of confetti. But it’s butts. A couple of businesses around town with a bunch of employees don’t allow smoking indoors. So the workers take their breaks outside to smoke. Then they drop dozens and dozens of their grimy, slimy butts on the sidewalk every day. And nobody ever picks […]