April 30?!?!? When the hell did that happen?
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.
I think whenever people start feeling superior to animals, we should remember that we belong to a species that made 35 phone calls to San Quentin prison offering to marry Scott Peterson on his first day on death row.
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. =)
You would think in Houston there would be so much competition for your home repair dollar that companies would court you, woo you, treat you right. You would think wrong. We have been in our house nearly ten years, and I have accumulated many tales of “service” people. Service. Ha.
The latest: Tale of the Tree Surgeon
Continue reading “Joys of Home Ownership”
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?
Today I felt like ranting about politics and religion. Then I took a nap instead.
Well, I see the idiots are at it again. And they say GLBT people have
an agenda a manifesto. If those religious extremists get away with this, soon they’ll be baptizing their dogs.