I love football. It is definitely my favorite sport. I enjoy the game and have since I was a little kid. I am passionate about my favorite teams, and I really get into the game. I sometimes get upset over bad calls by the officials. I can be vocal while watching. I’ll even yell at … More It’s Just a Game
I had to go out yesterday evening and do some shopping for some items I needed. I wasn’t thinking about it being Good Friday, which should not have made a difference. However, I was surprised at how many people were out shopping. It looked more like Christmas than Easter. After walking through the store and … More What is a Holiday?
We have a 2-part epidemic in this country. Part 1 is known as entitlement. Far too many people, both young and old, feel they are entitled to everything. More and more you see people who think it is their right to have most things handed to them, and they need not do anything to earn … More Entitlement & Ungratefulness
Yesterday I had the unfortunate opportunity to spend several hours in a courtroom. While waiting my turn there wasn’t much to do other than play on my phone and observe others in the room. I decided the latter was more entertaining, so I grabbed my phone and listed these courtroom observations. Most people in here … More Courtroom Observations
Working in retail around this time of year is crazy. Black Friday is just around the corner, and with it brings sales, sales, sales. The upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday got my mind going this week. I’ve been thinking about how much things have changed since I was a kid, especially when it comes … More The Times, They Are a’ Changin’
For those who are regular readers of this blog allow me to apologize for the lack of material recently. There has been so much going on with me, and I have had neither the time nor motivation to write regular posts. I have started typing posts several times, then stopped in the middle and decided … More A Quick Note to My Readers
My youngest, Elise, served time in detention today. I discovered later, after e-mailing her teacher, that there was a misunderstanding and she really wasn’t given a detention. Nevertheless, she served her time. I guess she’s getting it out of the way for something she’ll do later. 🙂 Talking about her detention made me realize that … More Detention: Then and Now
I don’t complain on my blog too often. In fact, I generally try to keep things fairly positive here. However, after some bad experiences this week I’m wondering…What happened to customer service? I guess I should rephrase that and say what happened to good customer service. The service we receive from many companies out there … More What Happened to Customer Service?
I’ve been thinking lately about a new direction for my blog. I have not done a very good job thus far in 2011 keeping it updated. I aim to do better. I have a couple of ideas of things I would like to do during the month of February. Since tomorrow is February 1 I … More Direction For This Blog
For the past several years Jacinda and I have done much of our Christmas shopping on Black Friday. I’ve experienced the early morning shopping hustle and bustle from the consumer side. This year we didn’t shop. Instead I experienced Black Friday from behind the register. Many of you know I am working a seasonal part-time … More Black Friday: Behind the Register