Time to catch up on last week’s procrastination. I could make excuses, but that just feeds the problem.
Post office, and I remembered to stamp the envelopes. So far, so good.
Next stop, City Hall to pay the water bill. I meant to pay it last Friday.
There was a lady in front of me at the cashier’s window. Like myself, middle aged (if you’re going to live to see 2078), out and about catching up on her details.
She leaned her purse against the sign demanding “no cell phone at counter,” proceeded to pay her bill and clarify a question. In the middle of the clerk’s explanation the lady’s cell phone rang. She interrupted her own conversation to answer the phone.
I have much more to say about all this but I promised I would not write about politics or any other topic that could be offensive. I hate it when I make stupid promises.
My children’s books, (so far one published and three more coming this spring) are an attempt to teach a positive lesson that will, in some small way, make our little world a better place.
I wonder how foolish I am to expect a change for the better when, on any given day I can step into public and confirm that Forrest Gump’s mother was right. “Stupid is as stupid does.”
Can we all please try a bit harder?
- Don’t throw litter out the car window.
- Don’t insist on being first.
- Don’t try to screw the other guy.
- Don’t try to win when it’s not a win/lose situation
A little politeness and friendliness go a long way. Or maybe just a smile, that’s only a couple facial muscles. You don’t even have to think of something clever to say or do. Just try to be a teeny bit smarter.