Monday, March 5, 2012

Mondays Missives











  • File this one under good grief: I can block every single one of those stupid viagra ad emails and they keep coming like a flood after a New Orleans levee break but, my bank account statements go straight to the spam bin after allowing it as an exception.





  • People think it's a shame that New Orleans isn't completely rebuilt and blame it on everything from prejudice to simple incompetence. It was ridiculous to allow that city to grow to anything larger than a support system for the port in the first place.





  • It sinks at the rate of 3 inches per year.





  • Politicians, writers and engineers were calling for its abandonment in the late 1800s.





  • My memories of New Orleans: discarded crack pipes and vials 3 inches deep on street corners, constant gunfire, unemployed people staggering around everywhere, dirty, stinky, decay.





  • It will wash or blow away again no matter what man does.




  • If a person has a strong work ethic I think it will cover a lot of sins and help them do better in life regardless of their perceived personal limitations.




  • Until my late 30s I only missed 4 days of work.





  • I've never worked in food service at any point in my life except as a dishwasher when I was 12 years old. I would get to work about 6:00 in the evening and work until midnight and walk about 2 miles home. Can you imagine if someone allowed their kid to do that today?




  • The old truck stop waitress ladies there took care of me like I was a baby. When I would ask for a cheeseburger and fries for my lunch one of them would say,"Oh no, your not going to eat that junk again." then," Al, fix this boy a chicken fried steak plate and make it a double!"




  • I knew a girl who worked at the same McDonalds for 16 years.




  • I looked up "rut" in the dictionary- there was her picture.

5 comments:

Kathleen... said...

OMG, so glad to learn I'm not the only one getting bombarded by "Penis Enlargement" emails. Good lord.

12?? Wow. And yes, it's amazing what we did back then vs. what they do now...like the Spouse walking home from school by himself at 5 w/his house key around his neck. Today? CPS!

Opus #6 said...

I always say No to genital enlargement emails.

New Orleans sounds like a riot. And that was only on Mardi Gras.

The Donald said...

I vote to move the US Capitol to New Orleans, get all of them in session...and breach the levees.

Kathleen... said...

Dude, Donald, I'm voting for YOU this November. =)

todd said...

I've been to New orleans 3 times since the flood with my church to help rebuild. Never again. I spent too much time working on houses while the able-bodied owner sat on the porch watching me.