I hate to be ignored (8/25/2022)
There are quite a few things that bother me, like most people I suppose.
I could compile a long list, from political incompetence to throwing trash on the side of the road.
Pretty high on the list is being ignored in certain situations and I have a clear example for you.
Many years ago, I worked for an auction company and the session was about to start. My boss, also the auctioneer, was already seated at the table behind the microphone. Next to him sat the administrative assistant. One chair was still free. The proceedings couldn’t start without the notary present.
I was standing next to the table and two of my assistants were right behind me.
Then the notary arrived. He walked straight up to the table, apologized for being a bit late and shook hands with the auctioneer and the assistant.
No common sense (8/23/2022)
A few days ago, someone picked up a tripod that he had bought from me. In the short conversation we had, he made the remark that so many people lack common sense.
I had to agree with him and the next day I witnessed an example. I was at an estate sale looking around in the garage.
A guy had already bought a fruit picker with a long pole. Instead of holding it vertically and close to his body he swung around horizontally in the small area with several people around.
I had to duck twice in order not to get hit by it. A few people actually got hit by it, although not hard.
It did not seem to occur to him that it was a nuisance.
His wife was with him and saw what was happening. But she didn't do a thing about it. No common sense and no courtesy.
Here is another example.
I couldn’t take it any longer (8/18/2022)
After a very difficult year with many disappointments and almost becoming homeless things starting to look up.
A job offer was presented to me by the owner of a young and small with ambition and I could start almost right away. He also offered me a place to live, a small room over the office was all I needed and could hope for.
I packed my things and moved to a city sixty miles away. I started this job with enthusiasm and determination to make the most of it. I also had plenty of experience in this line of work. Previously I worked for a similar business for ten years.
However, after just a few days doubt started creeping in. Our personalities clashed and the way business was conducted was questionable at times, to say the least.
Promises were not kept either. I was supposed to be the manager, in charge of daily affairs and run business based on my experience and knowledge. But the boss turned out to be a micro manager who wanted everything done his way and there was no room for a different approach.
Thanks mom (8/16/2022)
My mother was a good person with strict principles and values.
With very little education and not being very intelligent she proved to be a good wife and mother.
She also had some quirks that bothered me at times. She was very set in her ways and there was no likelihood anyone could get her to make changes.
Once I re-arranged the living room furniture. It looked good, and it made better use of the limited space. She didn’t appreciate it though and made me change it back to the way it was before. She didn’t even want to give it some time trying to get used to it.
To most people it is obvious that in a kitchen the items you use most frequently should be stored within reach and the less used things should go into places that are harder to reach.