I've decided that I need to make a plastic slip on bracelet with the initials WWBD on it.
That my dear friends stand for WHAT WOULD BEN DO.
Ben, being Benjamin Franklin, a man with a great, GREAT deal of common sense. Google Poor Richard's saying, if you don't believe me.
I find that common sense seems to be lacking more and more in our society. Perhaps, it too has or is being genetically mutated out of the human race.
I, back out of the parking space, at the home improvement store, cautiously. I see that the person on the opposite isle wants to back out, too. I stop, wait for him to back his van out.
Yes, I could zip by him but why cause more stress in somebodies life.
The pick up truck comes around into our isle. Does he stop? Can he not see the van half way out of the parking spot? Can he not see me sitting in my car, waiting, for the van to back out and pull away?
Apparently, not, what he can see is a tiny window of opportunity for him to scoot around the back of the van, tact to the right, around my car and zoom off.
"AN EMPTY BAG CANNOT STAND UPRIGHT"
That's not what I said out my window, though, when he gunned his motor and drove around my car. My quote was more along the lines of ..............well, use your imagination, you know me.
"THE DOORS OF WISDOM ARE NEVER SHUT"
Anybody from the University of Wisconsin, adult education reading my blog? You know it wouldn't hurt you, in fact you might actually make a little money, if you started taping lectures and for a small fee and allowed alumni to sign up and watch them on the Internet.
"No, we don't do that," you told me, on the phone.
You can audit a class, sit in the back of the lecture hall, like a bump on a log, not take any tests, participate in any small groups or basically not make your presence known.
You can park in the Lake Street Ramp and walk up Bascom Hill in winter, bitter cold, icy sidewalk and be a bump, that is if when you get to the door of the lecture hall the professor allows you to even audit the class. He has the option of turning you away. BYE BYE
What? Older people want to learn? UNHEARD OF!!!!! You want to watch an Art History lecture on your computer screen, in your jammies, at 2:00 am when you can't sleep? TISH TOSH go to bed old person.
"Yes, the University of Wisconsin, adult education system is behind other Universities, sadly." you told me.
How difficult is this? Artists are offering videos of how to do something, available for up to 6 months viewing for $45.00 and up. They are using hand held cameras in some cases. AND THEY HAVE PAYING STUDENTS!!!!!!
"HUNGER NEVER SAW BAD BREAD"
"I am not running a restaurant here, kids. We are having hot dogs and hamburgers, on the grill.
Yes, I know your mother makes you macaroni and cheese and you get a baloney sandwich with mayo BUT your mother isn't here, Grammy is and this is what we are having. Don't like it? Then I guess you really aren't ready to eat, are you?"
"KEEP THY SHOP AND THY SHOP WILL KEEP THEE"
I'm not a bitter person. Heck, I'm pretty laid back but there are so many situations lately that have me shaking my head. When did it become good business practice for a salesperson to be surly at a customer.
When did it become OK to answer a phone while waiting on an existing customer.
When did it become OK for a waiter to answer his personal cell phone while you are placing your order, with him, in a place with tablecloths and cloth napkins?
I KID YOU NOT.
"CHEESE AND SALTY MEAT SHOULD BE SPARINGLY EAT"
We are an overweight society. We love fast food and snack foods. Yeah, this one seems like common sense, doesn't it?
"Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Be always ashamed to catch thyself idle.
Speak little, do much
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Visits should be short, like a winter's day
Well done is better than well said.
A good example is the best sermon. "
I could go on and on. Good old Ben, nailed some good quotes there.
:)Bea "You may delay, but time will not", so go create!