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    Kareem rises to the top

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    ^^^^^when I heard the video, I thought it was a contestant on Wheel of Fortune"




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    Today's:

    How is it possible that my car dealership has seemingly misplaced the hub caps from our winter tires, and our new summer tires (that are stored by them for reasonable cost), for the same vehicle? Might have to keep all my tires in the condo going forward!

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    Why are corporations allowed to harass the general public with robo calls? Why are the laws in favor of these corporations......not the gen pub? Aren't our electeds supposed to have our best interests as priority?

    Oh ...... it must be their own best interest to take kickbacks ..........

    We're in the biggest mess of corruption there's ever been. It's so thick it probably can't be fixed without revolution

    [how's that for anything goes] robo calls to revolution
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    ^^^^keep 'em coming dizz….and everyone of course!

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    Maybe I am an old goof, but sometimes it annoys me when, after committing a serious foul against someone else...often in sports, the person involved reads some written statement that apologizes, and sounds so forthright, when it's usually all about covering their butts. Don't get me wrong, it is the correct thing to do, but I wonder how many of these dudes are more concerned about their fines/penalties than the scripted message that was probably written for them.

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    Do you ever hear or even say a word you have not used for ages? So much so that you almost forget how it works in a sentence. Most words easily fit a sentence, but some of the more complex ones only sound proper if they follow a certain guideline so to speak.

    I try to use the words I have learned often enough that I maintain the vocabulary I have. It's exercising the vocabulary muscles. Maybe even try to add some new ones.....you know, the non slang type.

    Language is powerful.

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    I often notice.....that the things that I thought might be an issue in a new residence, or in some new setting (school, work, club), are often not such a big deal, and we in fact, might even embrace someday. One example, decades ago when we moved to a place just outside the city, with a 2 acre property, there was this train track just beyond the deepest part of our land. We knew it was not a typical track, because it was only used for small trains, and very seldom. Our kids were young, so it presented some concern, though the track was higher up and not easy to stumble across.

    After a while we realized that we liked it! A nice touristy train was sometimes observed, and it was fairly slow. I'll never forget one afternoon when my kids and I were playing nearer the back, and that train slowly cruised by. The folks on the train waved at the kids, and they waved back. It was so cool!
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    Are you like me, in that you tend to like people who like you? At first that sounds cool, but it may not be. Say the person is a real jerk, but I overlook, given I am a bit blinded by the good feeling I get from them.

    I think we all have to be careful not to fall for the "apparent" warmth from another person. As I say, it could be legit, but that does not necessarily mean they are of good spirit. Also, they could be conning us as well.

    Tread smartly. If a person likes you for all the right reasons, that's a great thing!

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    We are fortunate to live in a nice condo. Most of the people we've met are great! But there are always a few....you know who's. I've learned that a few of them complain over little rules. Not surprised. You can never escape those who need to complain or whine.

    My take is this: You need basic rules, almost everywhere, just to maintain what you believe in as a community. But too many rules can be a sign of poor harmony among the group. Further, I believe that rules can be stretched a wee bit, if most folks are benefitting by it....rather than a number of folks watching one another for the smallest of "extensions". It can become a community that loses instead of gaining, because if you have a culture that supports one another, and you let things go when prudent to do so, you are better off than having a place that supports the whiners and complainers.


    This is not aimed at this board......I have always believed the statement I make over my decades of interactions with others in various organizations/clubs/etc., and it is ripe for reviewing given the recent condo experience that I have heard about. Like I say, we really like this place, and are even more fortunate because we are in a corner location, with very few people around. (But good people at that!).

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    I am big on customer service. For as long as I go back in that industry, it accounts for 2/3rds or more of customer loyalty.

    But it seems to me, and some of my buddies, that customer service is in decline mode. Seems like calling for support leads to lengthy, incorrect responses. Not all the time, but often. I can give loads of other examples of poor service, including a number of not so positive experiences with the company I used to work for.

    I am not sure if it's the new world we live in, where online has left service behind, or companies are cutting budgets to base levels, or employees are distracted, or whatever?

    Don't get me wrong, I still receive good, even excellent service in many places. That's mainly why I go back.

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    Throughout my life I've observed a few things. One of the constants I note.....it's better to live, smile and laugh, then to just live.

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    I wonder what Turkeys mark on their calendars on days like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanDB View Post
    I wonder what Turkeys mark on their calendars on days like this?


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    If a tree falls in the forest, and I hear it, does that mean I have really good ears?

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