Tagged: societal decay

First class isn’t classy

I wrote this and posted it on a Delta Diamond Medallion group. Our kind has no future. Why are first-class people such assholes?! I am in 3A. 3B – I said “Hello,” then “How’s it going,” then made direct eye contact with him. No response whatsoever. I’m not looking to...

Bad design is everywhere

I just got a hand-me-down Apple keyboard.  It’s wireless.  It has a power button which can be momentarily depressed.  When you push it, a tiny little light shows up to let you know that the keyboard is on.  Apparently, it shuts itself off automatically, or the manual alleges it can...

The embarrassment of state-run gambling

It’s not often that I get to say this, but I was right and I have proof. If you have been reading my site forever, you’ll remember that I wrote about Jack Whittaker, the man who won a $314.9 million Christmas Powerball jackpot, back on December 29, 2002.  In that posting,...

…and who NOT to vote for!

Every year, it falls to me to grouse and complain about the abuse of the public trust practiced by certain local candidates who seem to think they own the whole damn road.  I’m not talking about the driving, I’m talking about their signs in the public right-of-way. This year on...

We don’t have liftoff

Mary and David Savoie had returned to their favorite viewing spot along the Indian River, bringing cousins from Pennsylvania to watch the shuttle launching in the distance.  Joshua Lacy had settled beside them with a cooler, and nearby, Tony Vivian had fired up his radio and grill. All had staked...

Uh-Oh Oreos

I attended a really great party last night, with a lot of witty and engaging people.  If you’re reading, you guys were fun! But definitely, the highlight of the party had to be “Uh-Oh Oreos.” The bag helpfully explains (and I am paraphrasing here), “Oops! We put the chocolate flavor...

The Dispatch takes a dive

I just opened my Monday paper and found this weird card tucked inside.  Like the entire rest of the paper (thank you very much, carrier), the card was all curled up beyond smoothing.  It was blank, but it included a strange, grainy note, printed in a mysterious font.  The note...