Musings of the Chronologically Challenged™ Fourth Generation
Thursday, October 27, 2005
The Lord's Throwing Stars...
Even though I never go to church nor am I down with organized religion, I still respect people that do. But what I can't stand is some religious people pointing out that every bad thing that affects a large number of people is God's punishment. I overheard two men talking yesterday in Border's Bookstore about Hurricane Wilma. What they said (and how happy they were talking about it) just stopped me in my tracks.
Read it all at Palm Trees In The Ghetto and start learning why Mr. Steel's friends call him The Mystic Negro.
OLD AND EVIL
Intrigued by the name of the blog, I linked up and found that this Old and Evil gent had Indigo blogrolled. What a nice surprise! Thanks, Old and Evil. About how "Old" are you anyhow? It doesn't matter how "Evil" 'cause I'm about immune to that after almost 4 years in the blogosphere. JK. Thanks for the blogrolling. As a warm and fuzzy recip, you are now over there lost in the chaos of mine someplace! Along with other new additions: One Marine's View (thanks to Conservative Insurgent for pointing the way to this one) and One for the Road, plus returnee, Cadillac Tight.
Typical voters who elect our governing bodies
While looking at a house, my brother asked the real estate agent which direction was north because, he explained, he didn't want the sun waking him up every morning. She asked, "Does the sun rise in the North?" When my brother explained that the sun rises in the east, (and has always done so since creation), she shook her head and said, "Oh, I don't keep up with that stuff.". . . She votes!
I used to work in technical support for a 24/7 call center. One day I got a call from an individual who asked what hours the call center was open. I told him, "The number you dialed is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week." He responded, "Is that Eastern or Pacific time?" Wanting to end the call quickly, I said, "Uh, Pacific." . . He also votes!
So my colleague and I were eating our lunch in our cafeteria, when we overheard one of the administrative assistants talking about the sunburn she got on her weekend drive to the shore. She drove down in a convertible, but "didn't think she'd get sunburned because the car was moving"........Yep, she also votes!
My sister has a lifesaving tool in her car. It's designed to cut through a seatbelt if she gets trapped. She keeps it in the trunk . . . .My sister also votes!
My friends and I stopped to purchase a couple cases of Coca Cola for a party and noticed that the cases were discounted 10%. Since it was a big party, we bought 2 cases. The cashier multiplied 2 times 10% and gave us a 20% discount . . . . He also votes!
I was hanging out with a friend when we saw a woman with a nose ring attached to an earring by a chain. My friend said, "Wouldn't the chain rip out every time she turned her head?" I explained that a person's nose and ear remain the same distance apart no matter which way the head is turned. My friend also votes!
My wife and I were picking up some sandwiches from the sub shop last week and she asked the clerk which of two sandwiches was better. The clerk didn't have an opinion but did say that the first sandwich was more expensive. My wife got a quizzical look on her face and asked, "If that's the case, why are they both listed with the same price on the menu?" To this, the clerk responded, "I don't think we add tax to the turkey." The clerk also votes!...
I couldn't find my luggage at the airport baggage area. So I went to the lost luggage office and told the lady attendant there that my bags never showed up. She smiled and told me not to worry because she was a trained professional and I was in good hands. "Now," she asked me, "has your plane arrived yet?" Yep, she is another one that also votes!
"You can lead a person to knowledge, but you can't make them think."