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Monday, musings…

“Good manners sometimes means
simply putting up with other people’s bad manners.”
H.Jackson Brown, Jr

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I always worked with the public.  First, as a hairdresser then managing a card and gift shop and many years in furniture sales. For the most part, people were nice, polite, and pretty easy to get along with.  Of course, there were those few that could ruin a day in a matter of minutes if I let them.

When I was a hairdresser it was easy to weed out the difficult clients who never seemed pleased with my efforts.  If they didn’t move on to another stylist on their own I simply told them I thought that perhaps they would be happier with another stylist. Usually, that did the trick and they would see someone else. But sometimes they would talk with me and we would come to understand each other better and continue our relationship with more patience.

Card and gift shop…most customers were pleasant and easy to get along with.  Every once in a while there would be a problem but nothing big.  After a couple of years, I quit because I was bored with the job and to be honest my good manners were not all that good at the end.

Furniture sales I loved.  I learned a lot and had great clients.  There were those few that were difficult but I understood that furnishing a room or house or office can seem overwhelming to some.  For me, it was a fun challenge for the most part and I enjoyed the interaction with clients.  Of course, there were problems and bad days with dissatisfied customers but rarely were their problems ones that couldn’t be solved. It just took time and patience and a little more work.  It also helped that the management and staff were wonderful to work with.

In my working life, I did learn that sometimes bad manners happen and the best thing to do is not get upset and make the situation worse by responding with bad manners. When I was young, I started working at 17, I wasn’t the best-mannered person and often was offended when someone thought differently than me and bluntly let them know what I thought.

As they say…with age comes wisdom.
I learned to treat others as I would like to be treated
and to meet bad manners with good manners.
Makes the days, and people, nicer and more pleasant.

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Tuesday Chatter · Uncategorized · whatever!

My Tuesday…

Time for Tuesday Chatter!

I have been kinda busy all day.  Got up early, yes, I got up early.
Took a walk and of course, it was HOT!
On the way home I stopped at the library to pick up a book they were holding for me,
The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin.
It’s the third in the trilogy so it will be wrapping up the story
that started with The Passage and continued with The Twelve.
I know when I start this book everything else will stop
and I have some other stuff that needs to be done.
I have a feeling there will be little sleep this week.


I also, gasp, cleaned the bathroom.
I mean from top to bottom.
Even took the light fixture down and washed it!
It looks so nice that now I don’t want to use it.


Then I went down to our Fitness Center to try to figure out
how to make room for a bike/elliptical.
It’s a small room with a treadmill, a weight contraption that is huge,
another thing I don’t know the name of that you do pull-ups on,
a bench, two weight racks, a big ball, a half ball thing, and a bookcase
that holds other odds and ends that exercisers use.
I know what bike/elliptical I want us to have but it is going to be tight.
But then, where there is a will there is a way and I really want the bike/elliptical.


And now here I am writing blog posts.
I’m so industrious.
So industrious that I am pooped.
So good night.

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Thursday, thankful day

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Today is Thursday, September 2, 2010.

I think it is important to take the time to acknowledge our good fortunes .  So Thursday is thankful day.  Actually, I am thankful for something everyday but Thursday is the day I will write about it.

I am so very thankful that I am at place in my life where I am semi-retired.  After  forty some years of working full-time I now only work two days a week.  It is such fun to have so much time to do whatever I want,  pretty much when I want.  Like sit on a bench and think about—whatever.

I am enjoying getting old(er)!