Back to Alabama

They’re talking about that legislation again. Banning from Alabama’s public libraries books that blah blah blah.

The quote I am fixated on:

Pinto said the state is protecting taxpayer money by not promoting what he calls a deviant lifestyle.

I pay taxes. Where’s my damn questionnaire? Where’s the interviewer at my door asking me how I think my money should be spent in libraries and schools and hospitals and…

Yes, I KNOW that my vote is supposed to be my voice about how I think my money should be spent. But I’ve noticed this odd trend over the last five-ish years that indicates that my vote is being ignored in this government by the privileged for the privileged.

One of life’s mysteries

Maybe it’s just me, but…

When I am a customer in a store, and I complete my purchase, and I thank whoever helped me, I don’t think it’s appropriate for that person to say “No problem.” Or “Uh-huh.” Or “Next!” Or even the unadorned, “You’re welcome.”

Aren’t they supposed to thank me, too, for shopping there? It’s been a long time since I worked with the public, but I’m pretty sure that’s the way it was done.

Message to the rude: You hate your job. You’ll never be on “American Idol.” You probably won’t win the lottery. But you know, you don’t have to be brilliant, wealthy, talented, or beautiful to have good manners. Really!

And by the way? Thank you for reading. =)

Questions for which I have no answers

1. Why does a HUGE roast cost half the price of three small boneless, skinless chicken breasts? Is it the beef people’s revenge for those clever cows?

2. Why am I still not a vegetarian?

3. Is the current flea infestation at my house the fault of the Suicidal Cat Next Door and its sibling, Cat With No Name?

4. Where did the cookies go?

5. Will I ever get this book proposal to my editor?