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 […]

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 […]

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