Dear Reader: Please bear with me, I had to get this off my chest. Now, I'll pack up my rancor and move on, think about something besides the train wreck in Washington. I‘ll try, anyway. I promise. Right after I thumb my nose this one last time. Thank you for your patience. The Management And … Continue reading a reminder: life’s still worth living
It’s a popular destination, success is. Everyone’s in a big damn hurry to get there, get unpacked, and start enjoying the swanky accommodations. Can you blame them? Of course not, there's a hot tub and room service and everything. However, the road is not well-marked. Between all the distractions and construction detours, folks tend to … Continue reading : the road to success :
A couple weeks ago I had the epiphany at Barnes & Noble, remember? The one where I realized I’m compulsive. I’d caught myself straightening and organizing the magazines, which were in chaos, I might add. And ever since, I’ve been jonesing for a Twinkie. That's not as weird as it sounds. The CEO of Hostess … Continue reading : aren’t you a doll :
I stuff envelopes for a living, if you call minimum wage a ‘living’. I seal them, label them, and send them through a postage meter. I collate and staple, tape and bind; I enter data into a computer. I tote that barge and lift that bale. My official title is Clerical Assistant. Unofficially, I go … Continue reading : the pressure cooker :
You don’t look stoopid. You look alert and bright-eyed and totally compos mentis. So why does the U. S. Senate think you'll fall for their nonsense? Easy, they're birdbrains. After blocking a bill that would increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, they hopped on their high horses and declared such a move would … Continue reading : are you stoopid? :
An investigation. This weekend found me in a live chat with “jagdeep”, a technical support rep from QuarkXpress, a pricey software company. My Quark application would no longer open, crashing each time I tried. “Jagdeep” informed me that QuarkXpress no longer offered support for my six-year old version of their very own product. He suggested … Continue reading Wait, who sucks?