Find Your Happy Place: Took my HHR to WalMart to have a tire looked at, it turned out it had a nail in it, and had to be pulled off the car and fixed.
Usually this is no big deal, pull the tire, patch it, and re-mount it on the car. I was a little bit hesitant when the person they assigned to work on my car turned out to be some new age tweaker with body piercing and a skunk hair do.
But I did not say anything.
They really messed up my car, skunk boy shot the tire and rim off the tire machine about six feet into the air and it came down on the concrete and damaged it severely. This gets us to the part that I really did not like. Although it was their employee that ruined my wheel, I spent three hours of my time locating a new rim which they paid to replace. Here is the rub, the rim was paid for, they did not compensate me for any of MY time and they did not even offer so much as an apology for all that took place.
If you go to WalMart and they try to assign Skunk Boy to work on your stuff, I don’t care if it is PC or not, tell them you want someone else. In the future, if they look like, or dress like, or sound like, a crack head, I am going to say something first hand about it. I am tired of dopers messing up my stuff and wasting my time and corporations who do nothing about it. In this case, I feel as if I was “lucky in one respect” the entire thing only cost me three hours of my time and about $30 to replace the damaged wheel.
It Might Be The Tube: Having trouble sleeping at night? Putting on a few pounds? Studies have show that watching too much television, computers, TV or cellphone screen messages can put you at risk for depression. Night time exposure to light glow gadgets has already been shown to contribute to insomnia, cancer, obesity, and diabetes.
A new study shows that screen glow can cause mood related changes in the brain. So it isn’t David Letterman after all, and it isn’t the Jay Walkers on Channel four. (It might be Jerry Springer who is the ultimate trigger, we are not sure, we will have to get back to you on that one)
But we do know this.
It is your electronic devices you have surrounded yourself with. If you think about what it represents, it does make sense. You take a rat, you keep ‘em in the dark and study them for awhile, notice what rat things, rat’s do. Then you take the same rats, subject them to huge amounts of light, from something resembling a TV screen or a PC.
First thing you notice is that the rats become lethargic and they ignore their favorite sugary treats, which of course suggests that “they are no longer deriving pleasure out of activities they once enjoyed.” (Being a good rat) The next thing you know, they are auditioning on American Idol and Keith Urban is upset, and the Dawg is amused … What were we talking about here? Depression, rats (the non politician type), and behavior modification.
How do I know all of this? Well, if you must know, I stayed in a Holiday Inn in Amarillo last night. Can we move on?
Same deal with Pepsi, coke, or diet anything …. serve rats fifty to sixty cans a day of the stuff, and sure as hell, they all get cancer. Here is something we should look into … What if white rats are genetically linked to cancer to begin with (born with it in their genes) … Isn’t this going to screw up the data? Leaving you with this consideration we will now conclude today’s science lesson for the criminally insane. Next time we will discuss the problem developing with bears in our population.
Bad Start To A New Deal: Last September Apple stock was trading at $700-$800 per day and now it is down in the mid $400‘s. Cheerio’s, Post Toasties and Cinnamon Buns are going thru the roof! No more twinkies. The year isn’t but one month old, and one Moonshiner has been arrested and The Gold Rush boys in Alaska, are still not finding gold. Things are so bad in New York, the Mafia has laid off ten judges.
And people wonder why television has a tendency to depress a person. (It isn’t all about the light depravation or glow, let me tell you)
Think About This One. If you worked 40 hours a week, 50 weeks a year, and you lost a million dollars an hour every hour, it would take you almost three years to lose $5.8 billion dollars. Now the guys on The Street, JP Morgan were able to do it in only a few months. But if things get really out of hand, they do not worry, because the tax-payers will bail them out. Pretty neat set up.
Ahead Of The Curve: I saved the best for last. Nothing sweeter than seeing something that you have already covered as a post on your webpage in a national headline or paper. Yesterday morning I found this article on Feral Cats and as you know, I had written on this very same subject Fluffy Is A Killer on my site prior to this (December). Pretty cool … Makes me almost want to dance.
Friday, you made it. I am somewhat surprised that I did too.
One Last Thing In This Brand New Month. The manager at WalMart just told me via the telephone that they had terminated Skunk Boy because of poor job performance. If you swing thru McDonalds this weekend and the kid has pimples, jewelry and a Skunk type-do … Hammer down and rush over to Burger King or Taco Bell instead.
I am outta here … Have A Great Weekend.
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