'Be anxious for nothing..." ~Philippians 4:6

Sunday, December 26, 2010

END OF THE YEAR


LETTERS I WANT TO SEND:
Dear Managers who post an employee outside in the cold at the broken drive-through speaker,
Give them a chair, a table, something hot to drink, and post the following sign:
TELL THIS GUY RIGHT HERE WHAT YOU WANT! <-----
Make sure the employee wears the FULL regalia of your business--the more distinctive, the better--i.e. A company logo-emblazoned, yellow, red, white, and/or striped get-up, balloons, funny hat, Ronald McDonald costume,--- or something--ANYTHING, that CLEARLY identifies them as one of yours.
Face it. A suspicious looking guy lurking behind your establishment, wearing a big black parka over his all black attire, leaning against the brick wall smoking a cigarette, who, when seeing a car approaching, suddenly comes bounding over and asking, "Hey. You 'bout to place a order?", may be the reason why cars are speeding off and business is slow.

DEAR POST OFFICE,
Some branches are clean...and have someone at every window...and a passport office...They should all be that way.

DEAR WALMART, CLINTON, MD.,
Move the "site to store" department to the front of the store...near the parking lot.

DEAR PEOPLE WHO CRANK UP YOUR CAR STEREO MUSIC AT THE GAS STATION AND AT RED LIGHTS,
Stop it.

DEAR APARTMENT AND CONDO DWELLERS,
When your neighbors can identify the song you're playing by the bass line alone, your music is too loud.

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NOTES TO SELF:
1.Keep popcorn, paper towels, toilet paper, Lysol and Clorox in stock in case it snows, or almost snows, or they say it's going to snow--and it doesn't.
2.Keep the cell phone charged and remember to take it with you when you leave home.
3.Verify, verify, verify. Name droppers will have you participating in all kinds of foolishness that benefits no one but themselves.


RANDOM THOUGHTS:

Time is valuable. People can't be allowed make demands upon it if the only one paying the price is you.

Nope. The design isn't faulty. Some things demand to be handled gently, or they simply won't work.

Some people will ingratiate themselves with your family, not because they love anyone in it, but because they hate the unity it represents and seek to destroy it. They will go so far as to abandon, neglect or ignore their own families just to keep tabs on yours. If you allow it, and expect your family to be enamored with strife-loving intruders, you're a fool. If you sit clueless as your family is negatively impacted by the inappropriate behavior of your friends, you're a colossal fool.
No real friend will persistently and deliberately cause friction in your household. Protect and cover your family. Make sure that you have set boundaries, or your family will be forced to do it themselves--and it may mean alienating you. People who treat others like crap, or condone crappy behavior have an uncanny knack of always wondering where everyone went to, and then blame them for making themselves scarce.

You're cool with some folk, until you refuse to assist them in ridiculing and gossiping about someone they used to call "friend".

Some folk prefer and promote ridicule and gossip, and consider prayer to be weak, useless, cowardly and outdated. Don't be surprised if these same people own Bibles.

It doesn't matter who says it. If something sounds fishy, investigate, then be wise with the information you find.

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