Why I hate winter 2010- a short story

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Generally I am the last person to complain about winter weather. My response usually is “If you don’t like it, move”. But this winter has worn me down by its constant storming and seemingly endless amounts of snowfall and all the trials and tribulations that go along with that. To illustrate here the the past day of my life in… Read more »

What is odd?

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There are a lot of things about me that people find odd. The fact that I am six feet tall is fascinating to some people. The fact that I don’t have- or want- children is another “oddity” about me that I have spent hours discussing with people for years now.   Another thing about me that people tend to think… Read more »

Addicted to that. Really?

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This past week Tiger Woods joined a long list of celebrities who have checked into some kind of treatment center for “sex addiction”. Now I understand alcohol and drug addiction, food addiction and maybe even shopping addiction. But sex addiction???? That is really straining the limits of what I can consider an illness. First off, who doesn’t like sex? Isn’t… Read more »

What’s a ring worth?

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Lately I have been involved in multiple conversations about people upgrading their wedding rings. These are generally people who married young and didn’t have a lot of money for rings who now are buying themselves nicer ones. For some reason this really bothers me.   My mother acutally wore out her wedding ring and got a new band. The same… Read more »

What day of Christmas is it anyway?

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Believe it or not, today (December 26th) is actually the FIRST day of Christmas. Yes really. And in case you were wondering, the 12th day of Christmas is January 6, Epiphany, which marks the celebration of the Magi visit to the baby Jesus. Why do I mention this? To gripe about a Christmas pet peeve that’s bugged me for year… Read more »

Not there yet

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I love Christmas. I love Christmas carols, Christmas decorations, Christmas goodies, the works.   But for some reason this year I am having a very difficult time getting into the Christmas spirit. I’ve bought quite a few presents already but I haven’t written any cards yet or put up any decorations. I just don’t feel like it and I don’t… Read more »

Customer Service Reps and You

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The holiday shopping season is officially in full swing. As someone who has worked in customer service in one form or another for most of my adult life I have a few suggestions on how to make your experiences with my fellow customer service professionals easier for everyone. #1 Be respectful. There is a big difference between “You guys messed… Read more »